Twilight’s Fucking Non-Vegetarian Vampires

So, after much struggle, I submitted to watching Twilight yesterday.

I’ll leave criticism of the movie to someone else. Suffice to say that turning vampires into sparkly, magical creatures evokes images of unicorns or fairies… the latter probably being the better description.

But what really annoyed me was this thing about supposedly “vegetarian” vampires. Stephanie Meyer, you might be a successful author, but that doesn’t mean you understand words, apparently. Animals are not vegetables. There is no reason to call the consumption of animals anything that starts with “veg-”. Vampire or otherwise, eating animals is not vegetarian. If that was meant as a joke, it was too dumb to work, sorry.

Living off animal blood is like a human living off tofu, you can survive but you are never truly satisfied.

… and apparently you’ve never eaten tofu either.

sigh

  • http://www.norman-liebold.com Norman Liebold

    Exactly. I’ve never seen the Movies, but I make the fatal mistake to read the books. You know, it’s part of my job to know, whats up on the market. But, so funny your critic on the vergetarian vampires is, thats not really the point *I* became a feeling of hate against the autor. For me it is more that, what you have say on the beginning of your post. The meaning of the vampire in this absolutly bad story. They are for ever young, rich, beautiful, strong, fast, hypersensual and sexual potent, the only problem they have ist in the end, that they glittering in the sunlight. They are, in the word of Nietzsche: “Übermenschen” without any fail. And this special vampires, the “vegetarian” helps humans, give up lust and passion for not killing them, the “father” is doctor in a kind of self-controlling against the lust of blood, he ist a holy man, and all that full of the pictures of bad house-wife-books: no sex before being married and all that “oh no, i can’t do it, only kissing, oh no, it is to strong, your’e smelling to good for me” and so an… argh! But in the end i think it is really dangerous: the ideal, that the books pictures out, is: you can be: forever young, beautiful, rich, strong and be a good “human”, you can got all, and you must not pay for that, not time of live to lern, not training for good physical strongness, not give up some things for be a good human. Thats the credo of the ready-to-buy-world, thats the concerns and the media will show us… to create egoistic people that want to have all without any personal investment. I hope my english was not to bad to read and understand it.
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    • http://www.unwesen.de/ unwesen

      Your English is just fine!

      Yeah… well, I didn’t really want to complain too much about the movie. I don’t know how close to the books it is, but I suspect it is fairly close.

      I don’t much like two things about the movie:

      First, robbing vampires of their flaws makes them kind of pointless, a point which Neil Gaiman discusses about vampires in general here.

      The second problem I have is that “no sex before marriage” thing. There Bella is supposed to be absolutely overwhelmed by this guy, vampire or not, and they don’t even so much as kiss… really. For the most part, there’s just chaste gazing into each other’s eyes… at the very least that’s an unrealistic depiction of teenage love/lust, and at best it’s a bad thing to teach kids. The Escapist has a good article on that.

      But really, I can ignore both. If I do, the movie just becomes just… boring as far as I am concerned.