"Meyer cites many novels as inspiration for the Twilight series, including Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë and Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. Each book in the series was also inspired specifically by a different literary classic: Twilight by Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice; New Moon by Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet; Eclipse by Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights; and Breaking Dawn's theme by Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice and A Midsummer Night's Dream." Have you seen that?
Yeah, we’re quite aware that smeyer likes to Name drop.
my mom watched the Twilight movies first knowing I'd rage and told me they were okay. I thought that was that and didn't have to think about it again until I saw her with the first Twilight novel. I, of course, demanded an explanation. She told me, and I quote "The movies didn't do Bella any justice. She's a deeper character in the books than in the movies. I mean, Edward can't read her thoughts, why is that? She must be something special." Mom, I love you, but come on now. >:/
I thought Kristen Steward did a perfect job of showing the character’s “Depth”.
The website’s owner refused to grant any of the staff access to the backend of the site, so that the forums could be fixed and she had no working knowledge of coding. The forums had several errors that were putting threads in the wrong areas. This went on for months until the staff felt that it would be stealing to ask members to donate to keep the site running when the site was broken, and when we confronted the owner she just decided to shut the site down instead.
The Staff has moved the forum portion of the site to proboards:
“The newspaper headline screams: “Eighteen-Year-Old Slain by Husband after Giving Birth.” As you continue reading, you learn that the young woman was brainwashed by a strange blood-drinking cult who call themselves a “family,” though none of the members were actually related. The young woman’s husband was much older than she and had a history of violence. In fact, you learn that her husband used to stalk her prior to her marriage, watching her secretly from the woods near her home and climbing into an unsecured window at night to watch her sleep without her knowledge. Once the young woman, then seventeen, was initiated into a relationship with the man and his “family,” she was encouraged to marry right after her high school graduation. The young woman reportedly had bruises all over her body after returning from her honeymoon, where she also reportedly became pregnant. Her husband was not happy about the pregnancy and wanted her to have an abortion. She refused, eventually leading to him ripping the child from her womb, then, draining her of her blood until she finally stopped breathing. Sounds torturous and sick, doesn’t it? But in fact, this is the basis of a tween-teen literary phenomenon called the Twilight saga…”—Twilight and Philosophy, p.178 (chapter by Rebecca Housel)