seawasp (seawasp) wrote,
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Writer's Block: Twilight is nearing -- KILL IT FAST!

How do you feel about the upcoming Twilight film? Are you a fan or a critical bystander?

There is only one answer to anything about "Twilight":

VAMPIRES DO NOT SPARKLE.

Alex Louis Armstrong sparkles. Sailor Moon sparkles. Barbie sparkles.

Vampires do not sparkle, unless they're ALSO GOING UP IN FLAMES at that point. Which would be a good end for that stalkerboy anyway. He thinks he's a VAMPIRE? He looks like some high-school stoner who spent the last three days on uppers to finish studying for a quiz. He can't even shave right. Vampires don't look like THAT, they look like THIS. Or like THIS. Or maybe like THIS or if you like them younger like THIS. Or even like THIS  or like THIS if you're old-school. But definitely not like THAT.

One of the few things I'm minorly bitter about is that Digital Knight never even earned out, and yet all these other vampire/werewolf/wierdstuff mystery/adventure things took off, to the point that if I re-issue DK I have no doubt people will be talking about how I was just ripping of show X, Y, or book series Z, when the original concepts that generated the first three Jason stories came to me in the late 70s and the first story was written in the mid-to-late-80s. The shows/concepts I *was* ripping off, er, being inspired by, are things most of the modern group haven't heard of (Fred Saberhagen's Dracula series, Kolchak the Night Stalker, Chelsea-Quinn Yarbro's Saint-Germain Chronicles, and a little bit of MacGyver and Nero Wolfe.)

But at least none of those involved a supposedly-romantic vampire kid who was actually showing all the signs of being an abusive controlling stalkerboy, following some co-dependent bimbo.


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