I know it’s been really really long since I blogged. The whole of last week I spent reading the Twilight series for a zillionth time. That’s when I remembered the survey one of my friends had mailed me long time ago (saying must reply), so I decided to answer that survey after a year.
1) Have you read twilight?
2) Are you a fan?
A big Yes.
3) Have you read it multiple times?
Yes. I read the whole series again just 2 days ago.
4) Did you buy your copy off the street or from a bookstore?
Off the street… the originals were way too costly.
5) Who introduced you to the books?
No one. I just went to my regular book wala and browsed for new books on the shelf found twilight read the back of the book, liked it so I bought it. After reading 1st book I fell in love with it and started counting days for next book to hit the racks.
6) Do you own any of the 4 books?
I own all the 4 :). Though Twilight has been borrowed by someone and hasnt been returned yet (its been an year).
7) Do you think Twilight series are the best books you have read?
The best? No No, its one among the best but not the best. For crying out loud I have books like Harry Potter, Fountainhead, The God Father, Angels and Demons, And then there were none, Gone with the wind etc… so it cant be the best.
8 )Do you think that Stephenie Meyer should work on Midnight sun?
Ofcourse! I cant believe you are even asking me this question.
9) According to you, what works in the Twilight Series?
Well, many things do. I will list a few –
The first thing that works if you ask me is the romance between not so perfect girl and a guy who is perfect in every way. I mean, which girl doesn’t dream of a guy who loves her unconditionally, who knows all your flaws yet loves you beyond imagination, who puts your happiness before everything, who lives for you and would die for you? That’s the main reason why Edward Cullen has worked his magic on most of the girls.
I find the concept and the plot of the twilight series pretty interesting. Since I was a kid, I liked the whole vampires’ concept and they always fascinated me. So, when I read Twilight it did fascinate me for sure. The Volturi, special powers of vampires, romance and werewolves are all very very intriguing.
To give credit to the author, she did come up with pretty gripping plots in all the 4 books. She has managed to make us feel for the characters and their emotional turmoil. She has given each vampire a good background story that makes you sympathize with them. And the whole vegetarian vampires’ concept works for me.
10) What according to you works against the books?
Well, I am a huge fan of Twilight but I think with few changes it would have been better.
First thing has to be the sloppy writing. Seriously, as gripping as the plots are, the writing is a big NO NO. She keeps repeating things so many times that right now I associate Alice with dance and Edward with dazzling. It’s kinda pathetic to keep reading same lines (descriptions) again and again.
I am not a huge fan of Bella. I firstly don’t like the way she addresses her father I don’t know… may be it’s the whole Indian thing in me but I don’t like it when she calls her Dad ‘Charlie’… I find it disrespectful.
Secondly, She has no personality, no goals, is self-deprecating and she is really stupid and annoying at times. If you ask me she needs to get a life. I can understand (even though I don’t approve of it) her whole obsession with Edward and circling her whole life around him but I just wish that she had some goals in her life. It’s frustrating to see girls idolizing her wanting to be like her. If you ask me, she isn’t a role model in any way.
I am a huge Edward fan and I love him. But his over protective nature, obsession and dedicating terms of whom to friends with and all that doesn’t go down well with me. In fiction its fine… I guess but in real life it all would equate to unhealthy.
(I am sorry die hard twilight fans).
11) Did you like the book better than the movie?
A zillion times yes! The movies are pathetic when compared to books. The books are so better. You can feel for the characters in the books but in movies it’s just tough to care. The only reason movies work is because they have good looking actors (can’t say same about their acting though) and die hard twilight fans who will approve of anything related to twilight. And to make matters worse the imaginary people in my head are much better looking.
12) Which character do you like the most?
Hmm… it’s really difficult to pick. I like all the characters including Bella (I know, I know I said awful things about her but sometimes I do like her). Charlie is so real and such a typical dad. Edward is dazzling :P, Jake is awesome, Alice is sweet, and Carlisle is wonderful.
13) Do you like the character Edward Cullen or do you like Robert Pattinson, the actor? You can answer neither.
Edward Cullen! I prefer R Patz as Cedric Diggory than Edward Cullen. I actually like Taylor Lautner the actor. He is hot!
14) Team Edward or Team Jacob?
Both! I am Switzerland.
15) Favorite quotes from the series.
Edward: And so the lion fell in love with the lamb …
Bella: Stupid lamb.
Edward: Sick, masochistic lion.
Edward: Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars, points of light and reason. ….And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn’t see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason for anything.
Bella: I was afraid… because, for, well, obvious reasons, I can’t stay with you. And I’m afraid that I’d like to stay with you, much more than I should.
Bella: About three things I was absolutely positive. First, Edward was a vampire. Second, there was part of him — and I didn’t know how potent that part might be — that thirsted for my blood. And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.
Edward Cullen: “You’re like my own personal brand of heroin”.
And many more… actually I could write a whole post on quotes.
16) Did you read any vampire literature before Twilight? If yes please specify the names of at least two books.
No. But I had seen loads and loads of scary vampire movies.
17) Do you believe in vampires?
No! But if all ever Veggie vampires I wouldn’t mind to share my world with them.
18) How did you come to believe in vampires? Through books, movies or other.
I don’t believe in them.
19) What do you associate vampires with now? Horror or Romance? Please elucidate.
Romance! The whole forbidden love thingy appeals to me.