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A Blog Roll Please: Twilog

Ah, Twilog, how I love thee. I should have added you to my A Blog Roll Please thread long ago. Initially I was using this as an exercise to help me remember all the wonderful sites I’ve collected these past few months. I realized that just because I haven’t forgotten about you doesn’t mean others haven’t, or haven’t yet discovered the beauty that is you.

For those unfamiliar, Twilog is run by Whitley and Jeremy, a couple who created the blog as a way to share computer time. Twilog features photos, videos, and Twi-news regularly. They’re very good about bring us the latest picks from LaineyGossip and adding their own comments. My favorite on-going thread is Chapter Discussions. Every once in a while they will post a series of questions about what you were thinking and feeling when you first read a particular chapter. So far they have done chapters 1-6 of Twilight.

So if you’re looking for a new blog to follow, or if you’ve forgotten about your old friends at Twilog, head on over and leave them a comment or two. You might see something like this pic from JustJared.

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May 11, 2009 Posted by | Twi-blogs, Twilight, Twilighters, Uncategorized | , , , | 1 Comment

Hello Vancouver!

I can see from my traffic feed that someone in Vancouver visited my humble blog. Thank you for coming and making me feel that much closer to the New Moon set!

May 11, 2009 Posted by | New Moon, Twi-blogs | , , | Leave a comment

Feminist Male College Graduate: Chapter 9

Benjamin Wheeler has now blogged about Chapter 9: Theory. I’ve given up hope of seeing a Unicorn in the making. I don’t think it’s going well. Go check it out and then come back for the discussion.

So, my spider-senses tell me that this is the chapter in which I’m supposed to feel the warm-fuzzies and excitement over the fact that Bella and Edward have finally shut up and have actually announced, more or less, that they want each other.

Yes, warm-fuzzies and excitement would pretty much cover it. If you’re not feeling it, I question why you are continuing to read. I get that you’re probably curious about why everyone has jumped on the Twilight bandwagon. I see from the tweets on your blog that you view it as a bandwagon. I look at it as more of word of mouth. Let me explain how I found Twilight. I was on a business trip last summer and one of the guys from my office, I noticed, was pulling out a book every chance he got. At the airport, on the shuttle busses, during our downtime, everywhere possible. I finally had to break my rule about interrupting other people’s public reading to ask him what was so good in there that he couldn’t join us out here. He told me it was a story about young love and vampires. It was a four day business trip that was packed with activities. He brought both Twilight and New Moon, and finished them both. Immediately following that trip I travelled to my family reunion. My cousin, knowing my tastes tend toward the geeky, said, “You’ve read Twilight, right?” Her tone suggested she assumed I had. She was so excited she had read it before me and that she got to be the one to introduce it to me. She told me a similar bit about young love and vampires. I asked her if New Moon was one of the books because that was the title I remembered my co-worker reading. She told me it was. I decided I would read it immediately upon my return home, which I did.

So you see, word of mouth got me to read the books. People who knew me suggested them to me as material I would enjoy. It was not in any way jumping on the bandwagon. When my co-workers started seeing me reading these books obsessively they were curious. I told them a little about it, and they decided they might like it. They picked it up. From there their friends started reading. Of all  the people I know who have read Twilight you are the only one who picked it up with any bandwagon in mind. You’re the only one I know of who is reading it because everyone else is. No judgement here. I just find that fascinating.

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May 11, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments