Twilight, for serious business
Is anyone interested in having a serious discussion in regards to Twilight? I kind of want to get my think on.
For example, I wondered whether there were any major black characters, or, more specifically, I wondered whether there were any black vampires, considering they're always described as pale and whatever. I haven't read the books and don't want to, but my twinno's plodding through, and of the first eighty pages, she says
Also, I don't really consider myself a postcolonialist, but all the frickin' whiteness in this novel is bugging me. I understand it takes place in a town with very little sun, but it describes everyone as either "pale" or "porcelain" or "chalky." And it really bothers me that the whitest people of all (the vampires) are also the most beautiful of all. I really really really hope that that was unintentional, and not at all supposed to be correlative.
Also I want to talk about how the pro-abstinence message appeals to parents, yet they completely miss the "leave your parents forever to be with the boy you love!" bit, though I guess the totally-happy-ending in Breaking Dawn
renders that null and void anyway.