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Twilight Fans' Vampire Addiction Affecting Relationships
Yahoo Movie Talk ^ | June 28, 2010 | Lindsay Robertson

Posted on 06/28/2010 5:21:47 PM PDT by C19fan

With fans turning the area outside the Nokia theater in L.A. into a tent city in advance of the "Eclipse" premiere, the Los Angeles Times examines the phenomenon of fans whose lives are upended by their fierce love of the vampire books and movies. The Times found women who have nearly lost their marriages by neglecting their husbands in favor of "Twilight" fan sites, blogs, and message boards. One woman gushes that she's seen the movies "over 300 times."

So-called "Twilight addiction" proliferates on the Internet, where a fan can take any of hundreds of quizzes to self-diagnose their condition, and websites sell hand-made crystal-encrusted T-shirts that say "Twilight Mom." Some "Twi-Moms" as they're known, have even argued that their love of Edward and/or Jacob has actually improved their marriages.

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TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: addiction; hollyweird; parentsnotfriends; twilight; twimoms; vampires
Porn for women.
1 posted on 06/28/2010 5:21:52 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Not all of us! I just don’t see the afinity of this? Of course when I read a book I don’t want it to be a sappy romance novel but some thing real that I can learn from.


2 posted on 06/28/2010 5:24:36 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: C19fan

I’m sure they were very healthy relationships.


3 posted on 06/28/2010 5:25:18 PM PDT by gundog (Outrage is anger taken by surprise. Nothing these people do surprises me anymore.)
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To: C19fan

Losers


4 posted on 06/28/2010 5:26:38 PM PDT by misterrob (Thug Life....now showing at a White House near you....)
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To: C19fan
What's the fascination with vampires? Are they being re-invented into something more benign then historically depicted? Why?

Sure seems like a way to make the dark side of Satan "cooler" and "hip".

5 posted on 06/28/2010 5:28:50 PM PDT by jeffc (One Big A$$ Mistake America)
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To: C19fan

I’ve posted this before. The relationship between Bella and Edward is a classic picture of an abusive, dysfunctional relationship.

Anyone who goes gaga over this “love” needs to examine their ideas of what constitutes a good relationship carefully.

Parents, if your young girls love this series, I suggest a good sitdown talking about what a good marraige prospect is, and how he can be expected to treat you, emotionally and physically. If you have to babysit your partners emotions to keep them functioning in the everyday world, they are NOT good to be with.


6 posted on 06/28/2010 5:28:57 PM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: C19fan

Twilight, the drama of teen angst choosing between necrophilia and bestiality.


7 posted on 06/28/2010 5:29:44 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: C19fan

I'll pay to see it if they'll do this version.

8 posted on 06/28/2010 5:30:17 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: C19fan
Some "Twi-Moms" as they're known, have even argued that their love of Edward and/or Jacob has actually improved their marriages.

I see. Because it's really appropriate for a wife and mother to fantasize about the Jacob Black character - who was played in the film by a boy who had just turned 16.

There are about a thousand chubby former public school teachers currently under state supervision who attempted to "improve" their marriages in this manner.

9 posted on 06/28/2010 5:33:57 PM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that those who like to be called Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
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To: jeffc

The best vampire movie I ever saw was the BBC Louis Jourdan version of Dracula. Bad special effects of course (1970’s), but it is, strangely enough, a christian oriented vampire story.

For instance:

Dracula: A cooked bird for you, a human for me. What’s the difference?

Van Helsing: The difference between good and evil.

There are also numerous mentions of the saving power of Jesus Christ, mentions of the soul as a treasure that we must take effort to keep pure, etc. IMHO, the theme of this version is what spiritual warfare is and how it could carry over to the physical world.

It is also the very closest version of the original book. Many have problems with Jourdan but I think he deliciously underplays the part. If you can get past all the fake effects, I highly recommend it.

If you go around the web you may even be able to find it for free viewing.


10 posted on 06/28/2010 5:45:29 PM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: C19fan

Cthulhu sees you!


11 posted on 06/28/2010 5:46:19 PM PDT by NaughtiusMaximus (A Glorious Fourth of July to all Patriotic Americans.! Take back our land and government!)
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To: wideawake

12 posted on 06/28/2010 5:48:19 PM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: C19fan

Idiotic. The books aren’t even all that good (well, the first one — I never bothered with the rest). The Harry Potter fandom I can understand, those were creative page-turners. Twilight is mediocre teen girl tripe.


13 posted on 06/28/2010 5:49:57 PM PDT by Sloth (Civil disobedience? I'm afraid only the uncivil kind is going to cut it this time.)
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To: jeffc
My idea for the next vampire movie is where the good guys don't try to kill them but just make the vampires less metrosexual.
14 posted on 06/28/2010 5:53:30 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: Sloth
I just finished reading “Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter” and was looking forward to the movie that just had to be made from it. Then I saw Tim Burton has it so now I don't know.
15 posted on 06/28/2010 5:56:17 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: Richard Kimball

LOL!!!

Enroute to Iraq, Twilight was one of the inflight movies. I was hoping Van Helsing would show up and whack the entire cast, including the humans!


16 posted on 06/28/2010 6:00:11 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others)
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To: C19fan

The rampant and blatant bestiality in “Avatar” was enough for me. Vampires? No thanks.


17 posted on 06/28/2010 6:03:41 PM PDT by LiberConservative
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To: LiberConservative

You get it all here, beastiality and necrophilia and when the 4th one gets made, pedophilia. Or at least thought about since it is an abstinence tale.


18 posted on 06/28/2010 6:09:58 PM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: C19fan
This past weekend I actually watched the first movie for first time with my wife. My wife probably has seen it ten times.

I keep asking stupid question like:
Why would a 70 year old teenage vampire would actually attend high school?
Why would a vampire fall in love with an emo teenager non vampire ?
When did vampires start running up tress like cats and fly like birds.
When did vampires acquire the ability run super fast?
When did vampires break up into "good" vampires and "bad vampires" cliques ?
When did vampires sparkle in the sunlight ? I mean they are dead right?

19 posted on 06/28/2010 6:17:29 PM PDT by Popman (Obama Presidential Timber: Worm Eaten Balsa Wood)
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To: C19fan
This past weekend I actually watched the first movie for first time with my wife. My wife probably has seen it ten times.

I keep asking stupid question like:
Why would a 70 year old teenage vampire would actually attend high school?
Why would a vampire fall in love with an emo teenager non vampire ?
When did vampires start running up tress like cats and fly like birds.
When did vampires acquire the ability run super fast?
When did vampires break up into "good" vampires and "bad vampires" cliques ?
When did vampires sparkle in the sunlight ? I mean they are dead right?

20 posted on 06/28/2010 6:17:47 PM PDT by Popman (Obama Presidential Timber: Worm Eaten Balsa Wood)
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To: Richard Kimball

The ONLY way to watch Twilight.......http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpT8l94CKcs

The ONLY way to watch that second one. http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=DBMc4uSr5KE&feature=related

It’s the MST3K guys doing twilight!


21 posted on 06/28/2010 6:39:15 PM PDT by mockingbyrd (Remember in November.)
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To: C19fan

I don’t get it at all. My best friend and i are both 34, and she looooooves this P.O.S. and I can’t stand it at all. That said, she has told me that she feels trapped in her marriage and that he is not what she wanted him to be, and I think that is part of the attraction. If you are young and/or emotionally immature, the relationship with Edward and Bella is great. It’s full of high school drama, sexual tension, and sparkly guys, so of course teen age girls like this. The adults are emotionally stunted and kinda stupid.
I don’t understand why a guy in his 80’s or 90’s wanting to screw a teenage girl is so romantic, I think it’s kinda creepy.


22 posted on 06/28/2010 7:06:36 PM PDT by chae (I am karmic retribution)
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To: mockingbyrd

Those are great. Watching Jaws now.


23 posted on 06/28/2010 7:10:35 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: C19fan
"We think Twilight sucks, and not in a good way."


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

24 posted on 06/28/2010 7:12:35 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: chris_bdba; jeffc

I have been baffled by the appeal of the vampire shtick. I found the first indication I have ever come across that may hint at the appeal of the Twilight (vampire/lover) saga.
I was reading with utter amazement that the Natalie Holloway murderer, now in jail charged with another murder and having confessed to the first, receives love letters, marriage proposals, fan mail etc.
The psychologist interviewed said that some of the women are drawn to that human monster (Van Der Sloot) from Aruba because of the idea his dangerous - it makes them think they are special to imagine that he’s dangerous to everyone else but them. Some will imagine that they can ‘tame’ him. Sick...sick...sick. I have always wondered about murderers and rapists receiving fan mail in prison (like Ted Bundy!?).
I saw the first of the Twilight series (well it was targeting the youth market and it showed) I noticed that the male ‘hero’ does not allow himself to have sex with her - and then I glance at that picture of 40 year old women squealing at the teenage star. So apparently there is some real ‘princess’ theory going on here for some of the ladies in question. Some feel that they are special if they are desired but the fantasy hero puts emotion (love) ahead of sex. Also -that they alone can tame the beast; others must fear him.
I think the diamond coating on the vampires is another way that women are attracted to scary men - “if you saw him the way I see him you’d realize what a real gem he is” (diamond in the rough). Also - I think that the original vampire appearance (pale, pasty white skin) is being compensated for with diamond dust. Very odd that this whole thing appeals to older women?!


25 posted on 06/28/2010 7:20:05 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: I still care
The best vampire movie I ever saw was the BBC Louis Jourdan version of Dracula. Bad special effects of course (1970’s), but it is, strangely enough, a christian oriented vampire story.

Here's a better one with a Christian theme, very cool:


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

26 posted on 06/28/2010 7:20:40 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: C19fan

They aren’t porn.


27 posted on 06/28/2010 7:22:44 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: The Comedian

Yeah, I blame Anne Rice for all this crap.


28 posted on 06/28/2010 7:28:38 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Richard Kimball
I'll pay to see it if they'll do this version.

I'll do you one better:


29 posted on 06/28/2010 7:38:39 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: sabe@q.com
They aren’t porn.

Nope, just a touching story of a young woman wresting with a difficult choice between necrophilia and bestiality.
30 posted on 06/28/2010 7:41:12 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Richard Kimball

I know. I don’t think I have a favorite. I love the “Vampire. Close, Metropire.” line from the Twilight riff.


31 posted on 06/28/2010 9:44:06 PM PDT by mockingbyrd (Remember in November.)
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To: mockingbyrd

Thanks for the Links!

I didn’t realize the MST3K guys were still producing stuff!


32 posted on 06/29/2010 5:39:16 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: C19fan
Porn for women.

Twilight?!

LOL.

Or are you confusing that with HBO's True Blood?

33 posted on 06/29/2010 5:42:02 AM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29. Over 250 roll call votes missed and counting...)
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To: wideawake
There are about a thousand chubby former public school teachers currently under state supervision who attempted to "improve" their marriages in this manner.

LOL

34 posted on 06/29/2010 5:50:17 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: The Comedian

Fo' shizzle....

35 posted on 06/29/2010 5:55:37 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: I still care; Revolting cat!
The best vampire movie I ever saw was the BBC Louis Jourdan version of Dracula. Bad special effects of course (1970’s), but it is, strangely enough, a christian oriented vampire story.

Louis Jordan? I woulda gone with Screamin' Jay Hawkins.

36 posted on 06/29/2010 7:41:46 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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