I think it goes without saying at this point that I love Twilight. No offense but if you haven't figured this out, you're an Idiot, with a capital I. I love the books, I love the movies, I want to lure some of the cast members to my house so I can have my way with them (ok, maybe there's just one I would hunt down and bag while screeching "RAWR!", but a few I would let park their shoes at Casa Snarky). Despite that irrevocable truth, sometimes (ok, frequently) I can make fun of the books, the movies, and the cast. But I got to thinking recently that maybe I should just count my lucky stars, since as the saying goes, things could always be worse...
According to Stephenie Meyer, Twilight was originally titled "Forks." Which would have been a swell enough name, but doesn't quite have the same "KAPOW!" when shrieked at eardrum-shattering decibels. Nor does it have the same romance that "Twilight" has - imagine the Twilight movie posters and all the related stuff but with the word "Forks" under it instead of "Twilight." Not so good, right? And yes I realize that any half-awake toddler would know how to whip up a few smashing photo-shopped pics but I don't, ok??? It's on my 2010 to-do list.
The early pics/images of Edward were also pretty iffy - it took them a while to evolve Edward into the smexy vamp we all know and love... I wasn't around the Twidom for the original casting brouhaha but I suppose I can understand why some people got their panties in a bunch. They worked things out, but it was a little rough-going at first...
Why is he dirty??? Someone get Edward a manicure, stat! His nails look like he's been playing in the dirt. Why? Did I miss the scene where Edward makes mud pies? I thought that was Jacob? I am confused... And why he he doing that weird thing that skinny hipsters sometimes do with their belts and buckling it off-center??? Is that a vampire thing, too??? And way to make Bella/Kristen Stewart ten years older, too, EW!
Hair extensions were also vetoed - yay! I like long hair on guys. Sometimes. When it works. Mr. Snarky had long hair when we first started dating. But this wouldn't have worked. At all.
Didn't like this, either. Is that a Breck Girl or a vampire???
They also ditched the "homeless Edward" look. I love hobolicious Robward and all, but not like this... This look just says "vampire who lives under the railroad trestle" to me, not "hot rich Cullen vamp."
THIS is good hobo... [pic from ROBsessed]
See??? Things can ALWAYS be worse... I will quit my bitching... OK, that's a lie - we all know I am not going to stop complaining any time soon. I can't help myself! But as the other saying goes, I pick because I love.
*"ptmfs" = post this mother-fucking shit. Click the link for the very first ptmfs reference [ahem, check the URL]! It's a Twitarded tradition.