I’m going to be honest. I have never seen Twilight, don’t have any idea what it is about other than vampires, nor could I tell the difference between a screen shot of it and Harry Potter. I even had to ask a friend who the main character was before writing this post and found out it’s both Edward Cullen AND Jacob Black (I chose Edward just because I know someone named Jacob Black and I would endorse starting him EVERY week). I don’t get it. Never have, never will. I was able to withstand the absurd popularity the first movie and now it looks like were at it again with part two.
Not since the roll-out of Yikes! Pencils into elementary book fairs everywhere, have I seen such a mind-boggling obsession sweeping the nation. Except the Yikes! Pencils obsession wasn’t mind-boggling because they were legendary, like the Blue Barracudas.
I swear, if it wasn’t for Facebook stati (That’s my plural for status. Screw you spell-check, I win this time) I would be so lost when it come’s to pop culture. So yesterday when I was scrolling through my News Feed/Live Feed/Homepage/first thing I am presented when I log in to Facebook, it seemed like everyone and their mother (yes, my mom has Facebook and I bet yours does too. Or maybe your dad does, like Austin’s — Shout out to Big Rod! THE Man.) was talking about “New Moon”. Here’s some actual examples I copied and pasted:
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OK, that’s enough. You get the point and I’m sure if you’re not living here, and have a Facebook of your own, you’ve seen your fair share of similar stati.
Anyway, with the cult-like following on a monumental scale, I fear that fantasy owners all over the land, from California, to the New York Island, from the redwood forest, to the gulf stream waters (Sorry, I had a flashback to my 2nd grade production of “Hooray for Hollywood”. Shout out #2 to Lipscomb Elementary) will actually attempt to start Edward Cullen. Bad idea. Even though he’s dreamy and has six pack abs mirroring my own, he doesn’t play football. I promise.