No, I don’t recommend that you go find a vampire and try to reason with them. That would be silly, because vampires don’t exist.
Unless you count the weird fad where emo teens bite each other hard enough to lick up a bit of their blood. You might want to reason with that sort of vampire if you see one. They could probably use some reason in their life.
No, I’m talking about a tumblr (mini-blog) called Reasoning With Vampires, which is one of my new favorite websites.
Reasoning With Vampires takes bits of writing from the Twilight Saga and analyze them to pieces.
Basically the text is from one of the Twilight books, with the highlights and arrows and commentary in little boxes coming from the author of the website. It took me a little while to get all her jokes, and sometimes I still kind of get confused, but mostly I love it.
Let me count the ways.
- It is funny.
- Since I am a writer, it is very helpful to read detailed analysis of another person’s writing.
- I am a firm believer of analyzing what goes on in the world instead of avoiding it. You could completely ignore the Twilight fad and know nothing about it. You could read all the Twilight books and waste a bunch of time on what is, in my opinion, junk. Or, you could read a website like this.
And, you know, analyze how messages like this are going to come across to the world of teenage girls reading them.
For instance, in the passage above, the main character is talking about how she has gotten addicted to this boy, calling him her “fix.”
Not healthy, in my opinion.
Check it out.
I spent like an hour on it this morning.
I laughed. I cried.
It moved me Bob.