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.
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