But you see, just because we’ve been… dealt a certain hand… it doesn’t mean we can’t choose to rise above – to conquer the boundaries of a destiny that none of us wanted.
- Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (via secretsbeyondthepages)
That last gif, though.
Julia Gillard is actually my favourite ever.
Occasionally Australian politics gets it right.
Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.
And that is just one reason why I love Weird Al.
And then someone gave me four children…sometimes it feels like a social experiment.
Do you think that some twilight fanfictions are better than Meyer's original Saga will ever be? Simple said, that some authors have seen the potential in the story and turned it into something much better than Twilight? Doesn't matter what pairing or if all-human or not.
This sort of thing is highly subjective, of course. There are tons of people who love the story as is, who really relate to Bella and find her and Edward’s romance to be the most beautiful love story, and who love the happy ending of BD.
And you know what? That’s awesome. I’m glad there are people who love it for exactly what it is.
For me, though, yeah I’ve read fanfics that did it “better” or at least, more in line with what I wanted/expected for the series. “Cygnus Rising” is a good example of one that was much more in line with what I wanted. I don’t think vampirism as an idea lends itself to a fairy tale happily ever after.
I came at this story as more of a vampire fan than a romance fan, so I couldn’t quite shake some of my preconceived ideas about vampires. For example, there are people who love Renesmee and find her adorable and a perfect addition to the story. That’s great. For me, though, I’ve read and watched too many stories about vampire children, and I can’t shake that. Whenever Nessie bites Jacob, or drinks human blood from a bottle, or competes with Jacob over who can kill the bigger elk, I’m not like “aww what a cute half-vampire!” I’m like “omg that’s something out of a horror movie!” and am turned off. Children drinking blood is horror to me, not happily ever after.
And maybe it’s not even an issue of better or worse, but rather that people saw potential in something different. SM’s vision was always of E/B’s love and a happy ending. But others of us saw more potential in different characters and stories. I mean if I were to write a full length fic, it would be a back story fic about either Carlisle’s journey or a story about Aro’s maniacal rise to power. THOSE stories interest me much more than Bella and Edward’s romance, personally.
This is a really great explanation, very much the way I feel.
I do not like Twilight particularly, but I love writing Twilight fanfiction. I love taking the world Stephenie Meyer created and using that as the building blocks for my fanfic. I stay as close to canon as I can, so I always see it as taking the building blocks of what SM did and rearranging them to view another facet of that world, or to view it from a different character’s point of view that I want to explore.
I mostly write Rosalie, and part of that is that her view of vampirism is so different to Bella’s hearts and sparkles. I love the way for her there is that dark edge. She was born to vampirism through horror and she hates it, but at the same time she has her perfect love with Emmett and she knows she would not have him without the other. She has to reconcile her very intense and very different feelings about what she is, and she struggles with that. She is both an enormous bitch and someone who is fiercely loyal to her family. She’s a beautiful girly girl who also spends her free time getting dirty fixing cars. It’s these conflicts and differences that makes her so interesting to me, more so than Bella’s somewhat contrived conflicts and perfect forever.
–––– – ❝ wouldn’t it be better, make you s t r o n g e r , to have your soul in more pieces, i mean, for instance, isn’t seven the most powerfully magical number, wouldn’t seven –– ? merlin’s beard, tom! seven! isn’t it bad enough to think of killing one person? and in any case…bad enough to divide the soul…but to rip it into s e v e n pieces… of course, this is all h y p o t h e t i c a l , what we’re discussing, isn’t it? all academic… yes, sir, of course.
twilight saga meme — One Relationship:'With his dark curls and the dimples that you could even see in his with pain distorted face .. this innocent expression which did not fit with an adult man ..'
My favorite part of the 50 Shades trailer, where at least they admit they truth.