I could never truly explain to my mother my thoughts on Twilight. I've written plenty of papers with strong opinions in the past, but when it comes to Twilight I am at a loss for words. Usually it comes out as "OMG, it's so stupid. I HATE BELLA" which isn't the most convincing argument in the world. There are so many wonderful and hilarious thoughts on the entire phenomenon by people on the interwebs that my argument has degraded down to just the common denominator of "It just IS". Maybe there are just so many things wrong with it I can't sort out all the information trying to fly out of my mouth. Whatever. I'm a moron. ANYWAY.
So when the movie came out and my mom enjoyed that I could never convince her of my disdain for Bella as a character, how amused I was by the movie, etc, because it is all tainted from having read the books (the resulting brain cell loss could very well explain my inability to form an argument). She said "What's wrong with it? It's just a love story." My response? "But... it's TWILIGHT
. Why don't you understand?!"
Then I lent her my copy and now everything is ok, because the first thing she said to me (not having finished it by the way) was what she liked best about the movie is that you couldn't hear what Bella was thinking
. Bella is possibly the most boring (and rude!) character ever created. She also thinks that Edward's fascination with her is creepy and it didn't come off as that way in the movie. No hundred year old man should be sneaking into a teenager's room. Ew.
She also asked me how old the author was because the writing was... let's go with 'lacking'. :X I laughed out loud at that. Oh, Stephanie Meyer, how you amuse.Dramas...
Finally finished Byakkotai (that was about a years worth of effort to finish that) and the Zettai Kareshi SP. Neither were anything special, but Atashinchi no Danshi is growing on me (Sho/Chisato OTP!). I've also picked Jotei back up, because apparently I enjoy rotting my brain?
Speaking of Mr. Yamashita: watchful21
posted some speculation on Yamapi's possible/rumored summer drama. She is guessing it is going to be based on the manga "Slam Dunk" which I never read or saw the anime, so I know nothing about. It's all completely unfounded speculation, but it's always fun to guess. I just want it to be something fun
. Pi isn't exactly the greatest dramatic actor out there, I just want him to be in something genuinely entertaining for once.ETA
(because it's relevant to Twilight): They've cast Cathy and Heathcliff (Chuck from GG, LOL
) for a new remake of Wuthering Heights
. I couldn't stop laughing when Bella brought up WH because if there is one heroine I might dislike more than Bella (and the girl from "Dive From Clausen's Pier"), it's freaking Cathy from Wuthering Heights. OMG, what a bitch. I don't even remember that much of the story beyond thinking that Cathy and Heathcliff both deserved each other. Seriously. What awful human beings.