Media Monday: Buffy Stakes Edward
This…pretty much sums up my feelings vampires, teen vampire dramas, Buffy, and Twilight.
I like vampires as a concept. There is something truly creepy and powerful and elegant about a Stoker-Style Dracula that I really enjoy; the super hunter, man’s (super)natural predator. There’s something very lizard brain about fearing something that can eat you.
However, I feel, today, that vampires, particularly teen vampire love stories are overdone. Because Whedon did it first. And best. I could do the breakdown, how Twilight is Buffy, but Emo and severely lacking in female empowerment, but it’s been done before.
I could also say that True Blood did it better, and I haven’t even seen it.
However, I have (tried) to read Twilight, back when it first came out. I couldn’t get past the first page, the writing was so bad. Look. I don’t care if you have a trite or recycled plot with a ridiculous premise. I read fanfiction. Obviously, that doesn’t bother me. What does bother me is poor grammar in a published work. Buy a freakin’ manual.
So, to soothe my anger, I leave you with this. My favorite crossover vid. Ever.