Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

I come forth from the writing pits to bestow knowledge. Knowledge obtained through rigorous analysis and contemplation.

Are you ready?

Twilight.

Twilight’s biggest problem is that it doesn’t know how to laugh at itself.

There you go.

Simple, isn’t it?

I was watching Vampire Diaries, and Stefan and Elena were having a passionate, angsty-emotastic moment, and something about being together for eternity, and then Damon cut in with a quip and an eyeroll, and totally DE-EMOed the moment! It was miraculous.

And I sat forward and said, “That’s it! THAT is what Twilight can’t do.”

That’s the problem. Twilight can’t seem to relieve any of the angst and the emo. Twilight needs a Damon to mock Edward and Bella’s solemn vows and stare-offs.

So there you go.

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12 thoughts on “Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

  1. jemmafey says:

    Genius. The cobwebs are beginning to clear. A little quippy tickling of the funny bone would do wonders for Twilight. You know, I think that’s what was missing in the Star Wars prequels, too. I mean, what would Star Wars have been without Hans Solo? Ew, perish the thought. And Damon is made of awesome. =)

  2. mguibord says:

    I would definitely agree with you but also recognizing that:
    1) It doesn’t seem to bother Twilight lovers in the least and maybe there’s
    room for humorless, doomed romance. (I know, not in my world either)
    2) Joss Whedon has already been there and back, in style
    my two cents 🙂

  3. olmue says:

    Well, I like Twilight the book because it seems there is a little humor in there–but as far as the movie, YES, that would help a ton! RPattz just looks constipated all the time–a Damon would do wonders for the movie.

  4. I’ve only seen one episode of Vampire Diaries, but from what I can tell, it’s a totally different beast than the books. I seem to recall Damon being quite emo-tastic in book 5… (I’ll be getting the show on DVD… I’m still pissed it’s on at the same time as Bones! *grumble*)
    And technically Twilight does have the comic/lighter character (Emmett), he’s just never around to break up the emo-moods. Which annoys me, because he’s a perfect character to do that with, and the books could definitely have used more light-hearted moments that weren’t just Bella/Edward stuff.

  5. veschwab says:

    Yes, I am definitely comparing the movies/shows, not the books!

  6. veschwab says:

    Haha that was FABULOUS.

  7. veschwab says:

    I really should have clarified that I was talking more about the movies/shows than the books. I didn’t read the VD books, but I have heard they’re quite different.
    And while Emmett IS a little comic relief, as you said, he’s never there when he’s needed. In VD, Damon is there to break down the emo the moment it happens, or at least let enough air out of it that it floats back to earth.

  8. veschwab says:

    I just think that the Twilight movies (I’m really looking at the visual medium here) could have REALLY, REALLY benefited from a touch of levity, anything to cut the angst. I’m all for some doomed romance, but the stories, be they movies or fiction, that I really love have at least a touch of that relief.
    And Joss Whedon is god.

  9. veschwab says:

    Damon = WIN. Every time.
    And I just think Twilight was SO doom and gloom and angsty looks that when they did have a moment of comedy (or at least what *I* took for comedy, the SPIDER MONKEY moment) it came off as absurd. Twilight just needs to laugh at itself a little 🙂

  10. kaitnolan says:

    YES! You are so right! I think that’s one of the things I dislike about it. There’s really no HUMOR and humor makes the world go round!

  11. Twilight needs way more Emmett.

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