Wednesday, December 16, 2009

i can't help it. i love vampires.


i realize nothing in this post makes me unique.  but if i wanted to really be unique, i wouldn't have side bangs, wear ankle boots, david yurman jewelry, love loubs and all things monogrammed, or shop at anthropologie, nordstrom, banana republic, ann taylor, or j. crew.  don't get me wrong, i like to mix it up a little and make things uniquely my own and sometimes even try to start new trends, but my point is, we all like the same fads and lust after what's the new "it" item.  the "it" item for me for oh, say, the past five months (i.e. the first time i read and subsequently watched twilight) has been vampires.  by now, you all know i like vampires.  and by like, i really mean love.  not all vampires, of course.  just the hot sexy ones.  the unkempt, but effortlessly sexy one below happens to be my (and every other tweenie bopper's) absolute fave.  like i literally sometimes secretly (and not so secretly) wish he'd be standing in my bedroom waiting for me when i got home from work and seduce me into becoming a vampire.  too much?  maybe so.  okay, i'll stop.


{i seriously wish he was a vamp in real life and we could have little vamp babies.  i don't like to think of myself as obsessed, just more like a really really dedicated fan...}

anyways, i've obviously read all four (five, if you count edward's version, midnight sun, found here at stephenie meyer's website) books of the twilight saga, own the collector's deluxe edition dvd AND blue ray disc of twilight, downloaded it to my ipod, stood in line with lots of middle and high schoolers to watch the midnight showing of new moon, own both movie soundtracks, and would have already purchased tickets for eclipse if they started selling tickets seven months in advance.  it comes out june 2010, by the way.  you get it.  i'm obsessed.

i really only limited my obsession to all things twilight and kind of boycotted any reproductions.  i.e. true blood and vampire diaries.  i was a snob and a one-man kind of gal and wouldn't settle for any vamp other than ed cullen.  well, my friends, as of last night during a two-hour-everyday-this-week-vampire-diaries-marathon on the cw, my snobbish ways are no more.  the plot and storyline are a little strange, but i'm liking it. and i kind of like this stefan salvatore character played by paul wesley, and his effed up but also hot brother, damon salvatore played by ian somerhalder.  the plot's different than twilight in that two vamp brothers - one good, one evil - fight over this chick named elena played by nina dobrev, who happens to look exactly like a girl stefan dated over a century ago.  damon tried to steal her away from stefan, so now they hate each other.  oh, and damon likes to eat people; another reason why stefan hates him.  oh, and instead of elena's bff being a werewolf, she's not a he, and she's a witch.  like i said, weird shit.  seems like in every story it's always us ladies causes the drama. go figure.  we're just so damn good at it.

to be honest, i kind of feel like a sell-out watching it.  i feel like all i'm doing is eating five of the 100 calorie packages of cookies when all i really want is a piece of cake.  what do you think??  have you seen it and/or do you watch it??


{there is no such thing as an ugly vampire.}

12 comments:

Vic said...

Your blog is too cute, fellow Texan! I never got into the Twilight thing, I just don't get it. But I do know all about eating five 100-cal packs instead of the real thing & it's just never satisfying...

Consider yourself followed back :) xo

Shandal said...

I like Vampire Diaries, but I LOVE the Twilight Saga.

jessalyn said...

i am not as obsessed with twilight as you- but i have read all four books and on demanded the movie when it became available (no, i didn't even go to the movies for it- i waited until i could watch it from the comfort of my couch...and am going to do the same with new moon). however, i can not get into any of the other vampire shows...i tried a smidge, but i felt like i was being unfaithful...

JennyMac said...

I am one of the few not vampiring right now. Nor am I a Twihard. Don't hate me.

Meagan@Megs7827 said...

My friend at work is reading the vampire diaries and it sounds like they are just like the tv show. She seems to really like the books.

Cathy said...

What the hell are vampires?

Kidding. However, I do revolt against this stuff. Why? Cause I can. That's my way of staying unique, I guess. Vamps are all the rage? Well, you can bet your ass I've never even touched a Twilight book. Tell me a bazllion times how good they are and I'll still think "Teenage Vamp love? Really?".

I also hear they sparkle. WTF is that all about?

Erin said...

I'm a total Twihard. It's always good to meet a fellow Twihard, right?

I also love Vampire Diaries. And do you watch True Blood, too?

I have a serious vamp problem.

meredith said...

to be honest, i didn't even know who the hell edward cullen was and what twilight was until this past may. (wow, i lived in a cave, i guess.) then when i finally found out, i made fun of everyone who was obsessed. i swore i would NEVER get on the bandwagon. i found it to be harry potter with vampires and i wasn't about to read four 700+ page books on vampires. then a friend begged me just to watch the movie just to see what i thought... i succumbed and been hooked since. ughhh.

Bitch, Bitch, Bitch (Amanda Mac) said...

I LOVE Ian Somerhalder, so I watch Vampire Diaries though I must admit to being about 4 episodes or so behind. He first won me over as sweet Boon on Lost, and now that he is the evil brother it makes me like him even more. Also, can't forget he was in Rules of Attraction. YUM.

♥Aubrey said...

Hey girl...you can have the vampires. I'll take the freaks on the show "Hero's". I'm seriously OBSESSED with watching those episodes :)-
Ok...ok...i'll spill the beans on my make-up. Lol
I've posted every single item before...check it out hun. Here's the link: http://hendersons01.blogspot.com/2009/10/beauty-is-truths-smile.html

Aunt Becky said...

I'm not a vampire person! I loved the Lost Boys back in the 80's but you know, I haven't actually SEEN the stuff now. So, there's that. Maybe if I SAW it, I'd be so overwhelmed that I couldn't handle it.

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