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One more Bella vs. Buffy

I didn't technically "grow up" with Buffy (Anne Rice's vampires, maybe, which is a whole different kettle of undead fish), but this is still pretty awesome.

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jjschwabach
Nov. 9th, 2011 09:20 pm (UTC)
me too...
Seriously. Buffy is a much better lesson. And it was what her creator intended. Odd, then, that Buffy was created by a man, and Bella by a woman.

Dang. I was going to go with my Faith, but decided to add to the Giles collection.
mollyringle
Nov. 9th, 2011 09:39 pm (UTC)
Re: me too...
Indeed odd about the gender-switched creators. We women writers need to step up and fix this. I'll say this much for Meyer: she does accurately deliver the insane feel of a teen girl obsessed with a boy. Given that fiction isn't always about role models, I guess that's okay...but it means we adults get way more annoyed with Bella whereas we repeatedly applaud Buffy.

I know, Giles isn't exactly relevant here, but he's too cute not to post. ;)
jess_faraday
Nov. 9th, 2011 10:07 pm (UTC)
Re: me too...
Yes. Women in the media need to create the women that we want to be.

>she does accurately deliver the insane feel of a teen girl obsessed with a boy.

YES. Which is why when I was 13-15, this would have been my favorite series of books EVER.

And why my daughter will not read them when she is this age, not over my dead body!
mollyringle
Nov. 9th, 2011 10:34 pm (UTC)
Re: me too...
Oh, I know, I daresay I would have been one of those weepingly obsessed Twilight fans if I'd been that age when they came out. (It's a good thing for my self-esteem that blogs didn't exist when I was a teenager, truly.) But I do encounter lots of teen girls who snort in derision at the series, or at least recognize that it's got a terrible portrait of relationships even if they enjoy the surface-level entertainment of it, so there is hope!
rachel2205
Nov. 10th, 2011 01:57 pm (UTC)
Re: me too...
Yeah, I think she does that really well. If Stephenie Meyer wasn't a screaming fangirl herself, she'd have used that to then turn things on their head and show how crushes are fine but they can go too far. But she genuinely believes Edward is the best thing ever...!
mollyringle
Nov. 11th, 2011 01:21 am (UTC)
Re: me too...
Totally. Which makes me wonder just how sexy she finds cold blocks of granite, exactly. :)
naill_renfro
Nov. 12th, 2011 07:33 am (UTC)
Re: me too...
Mmmm, cold blocks of granite... Wait, did I say that out loud?
mollyringle
Nov. 13th, 2011 04:19 pm (UTC)
Re: me too...
I'm sure Michelangelo's David does get molested regularly...though actually dating him seems going a bit far.
naill_renfro
Nov. 14th, 2011 04:17 am (UTC)
Re: me too...
Well, if you're 20 feet tall or have a thing for toes, like taht guy wit hthe hammer 20 years ago...
maidenjedi
Nov. 9th, 2011 09:22 pm (UTC)
Love it.
archersangel
Nov. 9th, 2011 09:46 pm (UTC)
this post needs a like button.
jess_faraday
Nov. 9th, 2011 10:04 pm (UTC)
So. Much. Love.
kirstenfleur
Nov. 10th, 2011 11:23 am (UTC)
SO true. I'm following a deconstruction of the first Twilight book over at www.anamardoll.com. Never having read the books, I'm getting more and more alarmed by the quoted portions. My daughter will have to be very sneaky if she wants to read that tripe, because I won't have it in my house.
(If, on the other hand, she wants to read Dracula or watch Buffy, I will lend her my copies.)
mollyringle
Nov. 10th, 2011 06:59 pm (UTC)
Dang, just looking at some of those quotes is making me think I wouldn't like the first book near as much this time around if I re-read it. (I did like it originally, but the series started annoying me more, the more I read of it. I stopped after book 3.) At least Dracula and Buffy have some cultural clout. :)

Edited at 2011-11-10 07:00 pm (UTC)
naill_renfro
Nov. 11th, 2011 06:51 am (UTC)
Just in case anyone hasn't already seen it: Buffy Meets Edward, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZwM3GvaTRM


mollyringle
Nov. 11th, 2011 06:02 pm (UTC)
I go back and watch that every few months or weeks. It's just so satisfying. Also, I'd like to note that it's probably wrong to have Edward wearing noticeably more lipstick than Buffy.
babydracky
Nov. 11th, 2011 10:06 pm (UTC)
xD
(Anonymous)
Nov. 12th, 2011 01:22 am (UTC)
Hey folks, it's better to be late than never
Hey guys.. a few words about myself,.. I'm usually one of those ignorant folks that would browse through the forums, seek out
Necessary information and leave :) Due to some recent events in my life I came to a conclusion and had decided to change
this ugly aspect about myself and begin contributing as well, or may be at least saying thank you once in a while to those that continually contribute here.

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Oscar
pathvain_aelien
Nov. 13th, 2011 10:22 pm (UTC)
So true. :)
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