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BreweryYardRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-20-08 12:44 AM
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Heavily deserved mockery of the Twilight series.
As presented by a webcomic. And no, I'm not the creator, since I'm rather emphatically male.




The webcomic's creator dug up complete excerpts of the stuff she's discussing and put them on her forum for comparison. She's right on the money. THEY REALLY SPARKLE. (And the less said about the sex, the better.) :puke: :mad:

People, if you want good vampire novels, go pick up Barbara Hambly's "Those Who Hunt The Night" and "Traveling With The Dead" (bonus: "Dead" has some heavy, HEAVY criticism of the whole vampire romance deals so popular with bad authors), or George R.R. Martin's "Fevre Dream."

And let's face it, a former British Intelligence agent turned Oxford linguistics professor and his M.D. wife dealing with vampires shortly before WWI (Hambly), or a grouchy pre-Civil-War steamboat captain (Martin) are much more interesting characters by definition than little Miss Perfect Modern Bella.
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Frank Cannon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-20-08 08:07 AM
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1. Drug abuse is no excuse...
for producing bad webcomics.
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otherlander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-20-08 08:35 AM
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2. I can't believe that City Lights is actually selling those books on their website.
Really, Lawrence? Really?
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Giant Robot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-20-08 09:08 AM
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3. So I know nothing about this Twilight series
But send a brother a link to this webcomic! I blame Anne Rice for this whole romanticizing of vampires and this shit really needs to be made fun of.
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BreweryYardRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-20-08 09:47 PM
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4. Done.
Edited on Sat Sep-20-08 09:49 PM by seawolf
http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com


And if you're joining me in disliking the whole "romantic vampire" shtick, you might enjoy some of Simon R. Green's books. (Blue Moon series, Nightside series) He shares the same view: "I've never understood why some people see leeches as romantic."
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Giant Robot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-08 02:12 AM
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5. Just finished reading
"The Man with the Golden Torc"

That was a whole lot of fun and silliness. Give it a try. I am waiting for the next in that series to hit paperback.

I tried the Nightside books. They were OK, but I did not connect with them as well I guess.

But thanks for the link!

Yes I dislike the romantic vampire mythos and I personally blame Anne Rice for a lot of misery in this world.
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BreweryYardRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-08 06:57 AM
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6. Have also read "Torc," also waiting on the next paperback.
(To buy it, at least. I found a few free hours and read the hardcover.)
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blueraven95 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-08 06:57 AM
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7. I really liked
Robin McKinley's "Sunshine" too. It's another good vampire book.

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SidneyCarton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-08 09:34 AM
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8. My Wife read them...
She tried to get me to read them until I responded as an article of faith that the only good Vampire is one with a stick in its chest.

Nuff said.
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