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Postby andypalmer » Sat May 01, 2010 9:31 pm

I'm not the typical demographic for Twilight Fans. I'm 35-44, male, married with 3 kids and I watch 6-10 hours of sports on TV every week :-)

My wife got into the books through friends and described them to me a bit, but with the disclaimer that they were too "high school girlie" for me. I shrugged and took her word for it until we bought the Twilight DVD and watched it together, at which point I was like, "hey, that's a really good story." I finished all four books in five days, which did involve staying up until 3 am twice that week. At this point, I've read them all seven times, though did skip some chapters of New Moon for some of those reads (the depressing parts).

As for why, I've always enjoyed the whole vampire mythos thing, though never a fan of the horror/gore genre (i.e., Blade or Underworld is more my speed). But more than that, I found it a very compelling delivery of first person, which I know from experience is very difficult to write in a manner that both captures the stream of consciousness thoughts of the protagonist while still describing the scene and flow of events. Stephenie did a great job of delivering on both required aspects.

Oh, yeah, I'm also a bit of a hopeless romantic, which I'm sure didn't hurt :-)

As a parent, I like the fact that the stories can be read by my kids without encouraging them to act contrary to the morals I've taught them.

As a former teenager, I appreciate the trip down memory lane, the high school dynamic, and how your first love so completely takes over your personal universe.

As an adult, I love the unique take on man's struggle to suppress the natural man, and the spiritual questions about the worth of one's soul and how much our choices influence our fate in that regard.
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Re: Hello

Postby Jestak » Sun May 02, 2010 1:07 am

Welcome to the forum, Andy. You're right, being a hopeless romantic doesn't hurt when it comes to liking the Twilight Saga, does it? :)
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Re: Hello

Postby Edwards Ragazza » Sun May 02, 2010 2:43 am

HI Andy Welcome to the Lex. It is a fun and friendly forum for all ages. It is nice to see another Twiguy here. I liked reading your intake of the saga. My husband is also a romantic and liked the movie when he saw it to. Look forward to seeing you on the boards for discussion.
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Re: Hello

Postby andypalmer » Sun May 02, 2010 6:32 am

I've also only got one bumper sticker on my car. It reads, "I'm betting on Alice" :-)

I like it because of its insider subtlety; you either instantly know what it's about or you have no idea :-)
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Re: Hello

Postby dazzel21 » Mon May 03, 2010 7:08 am

Hi! Welcome to the lex. We got another Twiguy around here. Hope to see you around the board...
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Re: Hello

Postby Edwards Wheels » Tue May 04, 2010 5:56 am

hiya, welcome aboard the lex. I'm sure you'll enjoy yourself on here.
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Re: Hello

Postby HarryTuttle » Tue May 04, 2010 9:55 pm

Welcome, i am 28 years old turning 29 this june and i've been a fan of the books since last year when i enjoyed the movie. I think it's a unique novel series and enjoyable movie series, i grew up with vampire stuff since 1987 when i was 6 years old even watching movies like "Vamp", "Fright Night", "Dracula (1931)" etc. on video and watching "Lost Boys" on the big screen.
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Re: Hello

Postby SwanCullen » Thu May 06, 2010 10:56 pm

Welcome! This is a fantastic and wonderful place. Some of the nicest people you will meet are on this place!
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