As previously stated, I am not a Twi-hard. I haven’t read the books, and I haven’t even watch Twilight until a few days ago on Thai cable at the urging of my sister-in-law who insisted that I knew the story before we see New Moon.
Being a pop culture fiend, I did know that story. Going straight into New Moon wouldn’t be a problem. I mean, Kuri’s attempt at reading Twilight for the rest of us got me to know enough of the sap involve that I personally don’t want to get in on that crap.Â (Thanks again, Kuri for taking one for the team!)
But hey, I know how night time Thai TV could be. Twilight was a better choice.
As I mentioned in the other post, my interst in New Moon was purely out of lust.Â Helllooooo Jacob!Â I actually wanted to see it more after having seen Twilight because of the adorableness of Taylor Lautner even before the beefyness.
From both movies, I learned to really dispise Edward and Bella and for the lessons they are teaching teenage girls everywhere.
- You should love your stalker because he cares so much.
- It’s okay for him to sneak into your bedroom while you slept and watch you sleep.
- He confesses that he could physically hurt you and possibly kill you and he can barely restrain himself when he’s around you, BUT he loves you too much to go away. And you should love him back because that’s all about love.
- You should hide your boyfriend from your dad.
- Because your first (and who you think is your true) love moves away, you should be depressed and want to risk your life so you can just get a hallucination of him (aka your conscience…and probably your guts) telling you NOT TO DO THE STUPID SHIT.
- Your boyfriend should want to kill himself if you were to die.
- You also should leave your parent worried to go save said dumbass boyfriend.
- You should take advantage of another boy who also likes you, leading him on so he could fix your bike and run to you to protect you at will. But you will drop his ass the moment the “true love” is back in town. (…what a whore…)
I also found myself giggling in the theater every time Edward uttered the “You’re my only reason to live” crap.Â Not swoony giggle but give me a fuckin’ break giggle.Â Well, I guess if he’s over 100 years old, you get that right to use that type of language.Â But still, hot dang.Â I haven’t seen that much cheese since what was on Brenda’s Oktoberfest platter.
Now, you turn around and take a look at Jacob.Â He is her friend first. They share laughs. They had a great time. He actually runs off when he finds out he’s not good for her…unlike Edward who keeps it going and going…Jackass.Â He actually stays and fights to protect her instead of throwing her in a car so they could run away.Â Even when she denies him, he still hangs around the make sure she’s okay.Â A much healthier relationship over here than oh my god I’ll throw myself over a cliff because he’s not here kind of thoughts.
I guess I am too practical for that romantic notion of love.Â Dont’ get me wrong, I still swoon over romantic comedy.Â A few days ago I watched a Thai romcom, “Bangkok Traffic (Love) Story” (Rod Faifa Ma Ha Na Tuh) and came out of the theater starry eyed.Â (Then again, it did end in the planetarium…)Â I appreciate the sweet story however the sap I can no longer handle.
Call me jaded, but I’d take the more practical application of love than the swoony kind.Â No bullshit kind of love.
Hence, Team Jacob here.Â Straight up I love you and I’m here for you.Â I could be a little nutty so back the hell off or you’ll get hurt…which is every dude when they’re angry anyway.Â But I’m here for you.
Pretty much the love Brandon and I have. No sugar coating type of love.Â I love you.Â Here it is.Â So Team Jacob = Team Brandon too. 🙂
And he definitely doesn’t sparkle in sunlight…albeit occasionally I think he glows in the dark.Â Heehee.