I’d posted a couple of weeks ago about being sad that the wonderful Twilight blog Lauren’s Bite seemed to be gonespice (Lauren is the inventor of adding “-spice” to words to make them, obvi, spicier. She also uses “obvi” a lot. She is fun-word master!). Her blog is wonderful thanks to her particular take on things Twilight, which tends toward the snarky yet loving end of the spectrum…with hilarious results. Today, word came that she’s back! Wootspice!! Go check out her review of the new CW show The Vampire Diaries. Hehehe.
Speaking of The Vampire Diaries, I watched it, and it wasn’t as bad as I’d expected it to be. It comes off as a vague imitation of Twilight, even though I know, I KNOW, that the VD books precede the Twilight books by many, many years. It’s just that Twilight the movie became such a ubiquitous phenomenon, and now this new series starts up that has so many visual similarities to Twilight (apparently even changing the heroine from a blond to a brunette) that comparisons are to be expected. The CW is obviously trying to snag as many Twifans as it can. I admit, I’ll keep watching for a bit longer. Not for the Twilight similarities, but for the story, since there were some interesting plot twists set up that I’m curious about. But my initial reaction was that on first viewing, the show really lacked the magic that Twilight (and also True Blood) has.
In perfect timing, what with a new New Moon trailer out and Lauren’s Bite returning, here are my other Twilight-themed tags:
These were a blast to make. I’ll probably make more Twilight-themed ones as I go along, but now it’s time for Halloween pixels! :-D