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I Twi-ed Hard


I twi-ed hard. I really did. But I just don't get it. I mean, I can hardly avoid it. I am Aunt Mo for goodness sake. And five of the fourteen of them that call me such are girls of that age. The Twilight age. Three of them are actual died-in-the wool, self-professed Twi-hard fans. And that doesn't include my two adult sisters who would also count themselves in that hoard.

I even put a toe in that water last year. One of my nieces wanted me to take her to the midnight opening show of New Moon last November for her thirteenth birthday, on a weeknight. So, being the indulgent aunt that I occasionally am, I sat through the video of the first movie, with all of the obligatory explanations that came from my niece and her sister. (On a side note, I now know what I must sound like when I am trying to convert someone to one of my favorite shows.) Then we were off to the movie theater.

As we waited in the line to be allowed entrance to the seating area, my niece demanded to know if I was on "Team Jacob" or "Team Edward", she being on the later. I said neither. That apparently was not an acceptable answer and I was pressed to choose a team, so I finally said "Team  Spike". I was informed that was not a team, And I said "It is in my world, sweetheart." She thought for a moment and said, "Oh, from Chucky, the Vampire Slayer". Through gritted teeth I said, "It's Buffy," and then proceeded to give up three precious hours of sleep I will never get back.

This is what Twilight has done to some of its fans, my niece included. Allow them to confuse a demonically possessed, serial-killing doll, with Buffy!

So I eagerly await this week's episode of Supernatural, appropriately titled, Live free or Twi-Hard. I hope they stake the franchise properly, so I can watch with glee. Until then, I will leave with some of my favorite memories from Team Spike that I found on YouTube.


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ansostuff
Oct. 21st, 2010 07:03 am (UTC)
I've never seen or read any of the Twilight stuff, but I saw some episodes of Buffy many years ago. One of my younger coworkers is all into the Vampire thing though. Se's a natural very pale blond so she has the look too.
auntmo9
Oct. 21st, 2010 11:54 am (UTC)
I guess one of the things that I always enjoyed about the Buffy/Angel series was the sense of humor that came out, despite some of the subeject matter. I didnt ever get that from my limited exposure to Twilight.
luna_del_cielo
Nov. 23rd, 2010 01:44 am (UTC)
Oh this amused me to no end *grins* I'm a Buffy fan through and through and this new wave of vampiric obsession is so overdone and annoying that walking through the bookstore sometimes makes me want to throw things.

I've read Twilight and I've liked the books, but I know them for what they are: mindless entertainment. Buffy had depth and her men (esp Spike!) were intelligent, sexy, classy, and truly evil (when they put their mind/lack of a soul to it).

Just to prove my point, I hope you enjoy my icon ;)
auntmo9
Nov. 23rd, 2010 01:51 am (UTC)
Oh, I love the icon! I am afraid I am sadly lacking in the icon department.

I also haven't posted much on my journal much. Real life has just been so crazy!
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