The Oatmeal has provided the answer to this burning question in its hilarious guide to "How Twilight Works" The author (that...

Ever Wonder How Twilight Works?


The Oatmeal has provided the answer to this burning question in its hilarious guide to "How Twilight Works"

The author (that's you Stephanie Meyer) creates a cipher character with no real discernible characteristics (that's you Bella aka Pants), which allows thirteen year old girls to project themselves into the cipher character's shoes (much like Carol Clover saw the Final Girl as a way for teenage boys to assume the victim position, but nowhere near that smart).

Enter Edward, or as the Oatmeal labels him the "He-man/Jesus Christ" who worships the whiny cipher/reader and is worshiped in return and you get thousands of screaming Twihards who eat this stuff up. Witness the madness.

7 comments:

  1. At last, an explanation for the madness!

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  2. Cheesemeister I though they were slipping crack into the books

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  3. The formula forgets a heavy mix of old-fashioned gender stereoypes. It's that I find most egregious.

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  4. Having no knowledge of the Twilight books or movies, I will take what is stated here as fact.

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  5. Haha! thanks Pax your ignorance is bliss that I envy.

    Zedword,
    I hate the fact that Bella puts to shame every final girl of horror with her her constant need to be saved by supernatural man boys.

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