Things That I Hate

The Book Twilight

I see lots of people complaining about various aspects of Twilight. Well, I read about half of the book. It’s written at a sixth-grade level. No, worse. It reads as though it were written by a sixth grader. In the diner, someone orders “chillie”.

I did not finish the book.

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  1. THEY DONT EVEN HAVE FANGS!

    • by ANGRY FEMALE
    • 18 April 2010, 12:47 AM
  2. yo seriously? No vampires in this series. Only Sparkle fairies

    • by Beavis
    • 18 April 2010, 12:47 AM
  3. She uses the same method of describing how attractive Edward is, motif or lack of imagination?

    • by Anti-Smurf
    • 8 May 2010, 7:35 AM
  4. i broke up with my girlfriend because of this book

    • by anonymous
    • 13 June 2010, 7:18 PM
  5. no..I think you broke up with your girlfriend because you wanted to control her and not allow her to like something that you didn't like/read. Nothing lamer than soemone who breaks up with someone because of a book.

    • by jz
    • 13 June 2010, 10:03 PM
  6. jz is an idiot. It's easy to imagine how an argument over a book could reveal the deeper problems at work in a relationship -- especially one with a person with enough mental/personality defects to actually enjoy Twilight.

    • by Popo
    • 13 June 2010, 10:21 PM
  7. jz reads twilight

    • by Frank
    • 14 June 2010, 4:49 PM
  8. Women love this book.

    Because it is stupid.

    Because women are stupid.

    • by womenlikeit
    • 18 June 2010, 3:54 PM
  9. Saw the first two movies without reading a word of the series. I started to get into it, and decided I had to know the ending of the story. Since then, I hate everything about it. She has no self-worth, dies for some dude that "sparkles," while a werewolf falls in love with a baby. A baby. Give me a break. This woman should have kept her childish daydreams to herself.

    • by ArmyWife
    • 19 June 2010, 4:19 PM
  10. This woman is deeply disturbed. She should just have kept her perverse, sexual fantasies to herself and denied the sane community a few years of sufferance.

    • by Crow
    • 20 June 2010, 9:21 AM
  11. "Women love this book. Because it is stupid. Because women are stupid."

    Yeah, that pretty much sums up my feelings about it too. :)

    • by ArmyOfAardvarks
    • 21 June 2010, 10:01 AM
  12. Twilight is about either necrophilia or bestiality...either way that is just messed up

    • by sickos
    • 21 June 2010, 10:26 PM
  13. Girls like it because girls are gay.

    • by Whatever
    • 22 June 2010, 2:13 PM
  14. Basically its little-girl porn. Men typically get turned on by phsyical images or actions. females (of a certain age) are normally more concerned with feelings and emotions. so they go wild for this shit. all this i live for you crap. also what is it with teenage girls and mormons? stephany illiterate myer, the jonas fucks. some how one stupid ass sect has hypnotised a generation.

    • by Mog
    • 22 June 2010, 11:37 PM
  15. everyone seriously hates on this book. i read it before it became popular, and actually enjoyed it. it may not be the finest piece of literature, but certain books are made just to entertain. the whole 'i'm-so-awesome-cause-i-hate-twilight' trend has blown up just as much, if not more than, loving twilight.

    and yes, i am a teenage girl, but a well-read one.

    • by sarah
    • 23 June 2010, 11:48 PM
  16. It's not so much 'I'm so awesome cause I hate twilight' so much as 'everyone who likes twilight sucks. Out loud.'

    • by ELBSeattle
    • 25 June 2010, 12:50 AM
  17. Oh, screw Twilight. Honestly.

    You know how that guy almost ran over Bella in the first installment of the series ? I wish he had a spinoff movie. I'd see it, he wins.

    PS. I am a teenage girl, and I just don't see how this Rob Pattinson fellow is, in any way, someone to bitch and whine and swoon over. Get over it, Bella, the dude sparkles.

    • by WeCanAdmit
    • 26 June 2010, 10:57 AM
  18. Twilight (all of the books and movies) are the worst pieces of poop ever created. Anyone, dumb enough to like this dribble needs a life as well as some intelligence.

    • by BRB
    • 26 June 2010, 7:49 PM
  19. I disagree with the fact that women like it because they're stupid. I mean, I'll admit my gender is pretty fucking stupid. But I'm a female and I think Twilight is absolutely terrible. I grew up with Anne Rice novels in my house, watching Bela Lugosi play Dracula, and reading the original Dracula. I even did a study of vampires in film for my Film Studies class. Stephenie Meyer cannot write and basically writes porn for girls dealing with puberty. And, personally, I fail to see the appeal in a sparkly 109-year-old virgin "vampire" when there have been characters such as Lestat in both vampire literature and film.

    • by MLH
    • 27 June 2010, 6:12 PM
  20. So, basically you all are just as obsessed with the twilight saga as these "stupid teenage girls" you talk about. You are wasting your time talking about a book in a series that you admit you didn't even finish. Who gives a flying fuck if someone else likes a book that you don't? ...Oh, lets all get mad that someone enjoys reading a !!!FICTIONAL!!! book. They should just go straight to hell for being awful people!... So, let us re-evaluate who in fact needs to get a life, shall we?

    • by doesn't matter what my name is..
    • 27 June 2010, 8:46 PM
  21. vampires are monstrous creatures of the night, not sparkly retards.

    • by name
    • 1 July 2010, 9:32 AM
  22. "Women love this book. Because it is stupid. Because women are stupid."

    I'm a woman and I hate this book. Not all women are idiots. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that my intelligence level is a great deal higher than "womenlikeit." Ignorant ass.

    • by Em
    • 3 July 2010, 10:03 AM
  23. I think that the point being made here is this: A fictional book should be enjoyable AND educational in such a way that you have to ponder the storyline. Something that Twilight just cannot deliver on.

    "I suck and he's so hot and for some reason, my suck makes me hawt to him, but we can't do it because I would get a yeast infection from the glitter. But it's ok cause now I'm in love with a tard that turns into lassie" does not make for a well written and fully fleshed story, nor should it be a social point to defend this literary piece of tripe or the lonely and un-matured personalities that cling to it's comfortable "Insert yourself in this shell of a female character" cookie cutter design. You want a good book? Pick up The Sheepfarmer's Daughter or the Hand Maiden's tale. How about Dune or Imagica? Hell even the Da Vinci Code. Something, anything that doesn't have a whole percentage of the book attributed to describing how attractive someone is.

    • by Isn'titthesame
    • 4 July 2010, 7:15 PM
  24. You can only get mad at your girlfriend for reading twilight if your girlfriend gets mad at you for watching porn.

    Thats the deal.

    • by sdfsdafsad
    • 5 July 2010, 10:15 PM
  25. All this "womenlikeit is an ass because I'm a woman and I hate the book" crap is ridiculous.

    womenlikeit might be a woman, for all you know. Don't make assumptions. Also, nobody cares about the world-class literature you read as a kid (and probably didn't fully understand).

    I'd gladly retire to the kitchen if it meant all other women (who are mainly over-emotional dumbfucks) would do the same. The excess of feminism is ruining the basic structure of our society. There is no longer a "mom" figure staying at home and taking care of the kids. Mom is at work and the kids are selling drugs on the street (and you wonder why your kids are so fucked up. Get back in the kitchen). Feminism died after women got the right to vote. Don't bitch about "equal pay". Women can easily climb the corporate ladder by sleeping with their bosses. It's harder for men -- ergo, they should be paid more to do the same job women can get out of.

    Putting that aside, I found this website through StumbleUpon and I wholeheartedly agree.

    /endrant

    • by lrj
    • 6 July 2010, 5:36 PM
  26. It was written for sixth grade girls and that's why sixth grade girls like it. Jesus Christ it's just a book and you all are giving it way more attention then it deserves. Let it go and move on with your lives. Better yet, rather than making people feel bad for reading it, why don't you recommend something better. Also, the comment "Women like this book. Because it is stupid. Because women are stupid" was in itself stupid. Mr. No Balls anonymous doesn't even realize how to properly structure a sentence.

    • by It's just a book.
    • 6 July 2010, 5:56 PM
  27. Vampires don't exist. You can't say what they are. "Real men don't sparkle" I believe.

    • by Harry Potter ftw
    • 6 July 2010, 11:22 PM
  28. as much as i would love jacob to end up with bella... the truth is he never imprinted on bella but was inlove with aprat of bella which he didnt understand until renesmee was born... stephenie i got your twist but dam... there goes my fantasy of being bella i dont want to get bitten by a freakin vampire!??!?! and all that pain to have a baby?? as if regular birth isnt enough...

    • by Dee1TeamJacob
    • 10 July 2010, 9:38 AM
  29. I don 't see what people see in Edward other than the looks. Not that a hunk of marble and ice is all that appealing to me.

    Hello? Bella is nineteen. Edward is 107. Oh, wait, what? Definition? *********! There we go.

    What would you do if an 108 year old virgin walked into your bedroom window? I wouldn't start pashing him.

    Even his family admits that he is overly-theatrical. Spending all his miserable and pathetic life waiting for love, not doing anything else? That's either emo or just plain lame. And then, because he puts all of his life into Bella, he goes and tries to get himself killed. May I repeat, emo!

    Next, Edward is possessively sexist. "My Bella" is only half of it. Whenever Bella starts coming out of her tiny shell, Edward will do everything for her and always come to the rescue, because girls need saving all the time, and can't do anything by themselves.

    Jacob, however, lets Bella test her strength, being an actual teenager, without ever letting her go too far where she is in serious danger. Thousands of people ride motorbikes every day. Millions.

    He is always himself, and never acts anything otherwise. He still has hobbies and enjoys things. He is always there for Bella, but knows she likes Edward. But still he hangs out to protect her.

    But what about the imprinting? Well, he couldn't help that. Even so, it definitely brought out his more caring side. This shows he is not racist like Edward. Edward hates all werewolves, yet Jacob is willing to stick by a vamp all of their life.

    He also stated that Jacob did it so that they could all be a family.

    Lastly, he can swallow an entire cow whole. I don't know about you, but I think that is cooler than unnessecarily sticking fangs into an innocent animal's jugular veins.

    Hope you read this!

    • by clumsyme
    • 10 July 2010, 9:40 AM
  30. I see your point about Jacob. Although Bella is 18, she made it by one day before becoming 19. But back to Jacob. The reason Bella likes him as a brother because he was attracted to her and didnt know why but he was already imprinting on Renesmee (egg inside Bella). We dont realize this until she is born. But back to Jacob again. It just depends on what kind of person you are attracted to. Jacob is the sensative type but strong and protecive as well. I think because Jacob and Bella are closer to the same age, they treat each other differently, As to Edward he is 108 yrs old and so he acts the same age as Bella in some ways and a Grandfather age in others, that had to be complicated. But good choice on being Team Edward. See my type is Emmett so there you go. I do like Edward alot, more in the books than the Movie.

    • by nsyncit
    • 10 July 2010, 9:40 AM
  31. Correction, I meant good choice on being Team Jacob, So sorry. I was typing about Edward and OOPS. Jacob is cool. I know LOTS of Team Jacob's.

    • by nsyncit
    • 10 July 2010, 9:41 AM
  32. I totally agree. It can even be seen if you look keenly that Belle loves Jacob

    • by BitialiTahoma
    • 10 July 2010, 9:41 AM
  33. She only loves him because Jacob makes her feel bad when she doesn't. If Jacob wouldn't have kept making her feel guilty all those timse, maybe she wouldn't had been pulled int two directions. If Jacob really loved her enough, then why did he make her go through all of that? Because he wasn't thinking about her, he was only thinking about what he wanted and needed. Edward gave her a choice and didn't even push her to choose him. He even thought Bella made a mistake when she chose him. It shows you that Edward wanted Bella to choose who she really loved other than being made to love.

    • by twi-girl#1
    • 10 July 2010, 9:42 AM
  34. "She only loves him because Jacob makes her feel bad when she doesn't. If Jacob wouldn't have kept making her feel guilty all those timse, maybe she wouldn't had been pulled int two directions. If Jacob really loved her enough, then why did he make her go through all of that? Because he wasn't thinking about her, he was only thinking about what he wanted and needed. Edward gave her a choice and didn't even push her to choose him. He even thought Bella made a mistake when she chose him. It shows you that Edward wanted Bella to choose who she really loved other than being made to love. iam stupid and dont know what im talking about!!!!!"

    uh...excuse me twi-girl#1? edward is nothing but a blood-sucking leech, and he doesnt deserve bella and on the other hand jacob only wants the best for bella but he also lets her act like a normal teen, and edward was a foot fungus that you can't get rid of!!!! we also learn that one of the reasons jake cares and loves for bella so much is because of her future baby, rennesme, and he imprints on her , while she is a egg inside of bella, but i wont get in to that stuff...I am only trying to prove that jake is signifigantly better than edward! (in the books, movies, and in real life as taylor and robert!) i love him, way way way way way waaayy deep in the inside so does bella!

    although i do agree that both edward and jake shouldnt fight over her because everything bad that happens bella feels is her fault and they both know that they know it!!!! plus edward is butt ugly!!!!!!!!

    • by Skyler_Black_Lautner
    • 10 July 2010, 9:42 AM
  35. okay, a few things:

    1. Jacob is a freaking DOG! I'd rather be with a vampire ANYDAY!

    2. I DESPISE Jacob from the depths of my soul and ADORE Edward.

    3. Jacob is: cocky as HELL, manipulative, pushy, IMMATURE, reckless

    4. How is Edward ugly may i ask? I'm by no means agreeing with you ( i think he's handsome, not just hot..and handsome is WAY better to me than being hot). Are you judging by the physical descriptions in the book of edward vs. jacob? Or are you comparing Robert Pattinson to Taylor? Because I think there's a big difference.

    • by Schnitzel217
    • 10 July 2010, 9:43 AM
  36. Stick to the forums, please. This drivel makes my eyes want to curl up and die.

    Team Kid that Almost Killed the Stupid Whore.

    • by twi-hards need to die
    • 10 July 2010, 11:57 AM
  37. I can't believe I took the time to read all these comments about a book I've never read... And now that I have, I know I never want to read! So, while at first I thought I wasted my time, in the end, I learned about a book not to read...

    • by I am Noone!
    • 18 July 2010, 8:55 AM
  38. meh didn't care for the book really, but that's fine that's fine I'm not losing sleep over it.

    • by PZ
    • 18 July 2010, 6:10 PM
  39. I think the book is just a waste of time. I’ve never read it—I picked up the first volume and looked at the summary, and thought it was the most boring and generic thing I’ve ever heard of. Harry Potter is much better than Twilight—it actually has a plot and doesn’t babble about how important it is to have a boyfriend.

    Plus, yeah… sparkly vampires?

    • by H_Squared
    • 30 August 2010, 11:55 AM
  40. Alright, guys. I am not a fan of Twilight. I wince when people associate my vegetarianism and living in Washington with the Cullens.

    However, at least I’ve got balls enough to admit Stephanie obviously did something right. She wrote something appealing to girls of a certain demographic that enjoyed contemporary romances and vampires. And the fact of the matter is, hating Twilight doesn’t make you a better author.

    I doubt most of the people whose lives revolve around hating Twilight will be published any time soon. Stephanie Meyer obviously can write well enough to be published, and has probably made more money than any of you ever will.

    • by Riot-Pilot
    • 1 September 2010, 6:12 PM
  41. Twilight brings disgrace to American literature. A ten year old could easy write this book. All one would have to do is make the perfect man—6'3", black smooth hair, brown eyes, square chin, broad shoulders—and it doesn’t have to be that detailed, ’cause women will imagine it their own way. And every woman will fall in love with him and they’ll read the book. And the only moral of the story is love is complicated. That is it. Shows you why most women are pathetic.

    • by Ben
    • 3 January 2011, 2:37 PM
  42. I am a girl. Woman, to be all specific. Hate this crap series. Argue every chance I can get with someone who likes it. I agree that girls are stupid. So sad that I’m one of them.

    • by I’m a Chick
    • 30 January 2011, 7:30 PM
  43. So, “Whatever”, girls like it because they’re gay?

    Well, let’s see…

    Girls who are gay = lesbians.

    Lesbians = not attracted to men, especially not mincing, sparkly little prats like Edward or intensely musclebound meatheads like Jacob.

    The entire book is essentially a heterosexual abstinence proponent’s wet dream.

    Ergo, I promise you women don’t like Twilight “because they’re gay”.

    Therefore, if you were using it in a factual sense, you are completely wrong.

    If you were using “gay” in a pejorative sense (as I suspect you were) you’ve really missed the mark… You couldn’t possibly think of a more convincing retort? As sexist as it it, women being “gay” is typically thought of as sexy in our heterocentric culture. It really isn’t an effective insult when leveled towards women.

    Although I believe we agree on the premise of Twilight being inane, plot-less drivel, I think your reasoning for its fanbase is way off the mark.

    • by Riiiiiight....
    • 26 September 2011, 6:10 AM
  44. 1. I read all the books. I HATED them, but at least I can back my claim with reasoning instead of blindly saying, “They’re terrible,” and basing my opinion solely on this trend of trashing Twilight/other people’s opinions who also didn’t read them.

    2. It is just a fictional series. Everyone get over yourself. If people want to enjoy it, let them.

    3. I feel sorry for normal people who enjoyed the books/movies and have to suffer because of fangirls (or fan-grown-ass-women) going freaking insane as though the books are true.

    4. To whoever wrote “get back in the kitchen, your kids are on the street selling drugs”—my mother was a stay-at-home mom my entire life, until recently when she was widowed and had to return to the workforce.

    My brother is now a drug dealer, and I am not. Her presence in the kitchen for 20-something years has clearly nothing to do with the choices we made for ourselves.

    • by Taylor
    • 12 January 2012, 11:38 PM

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