It seems, as readers, we’ve found ourselves smack dab in the middle of a Vampire war. Now it’s quite possible you’ve not noticed it yet, or maybe you just aren’t bothering with it. (And I don’t blame you.)
Lately, I’ve noticed lots of posts about Breaking Dawn. It usually begins with an, “I can’t wait!!! I’m so excited!!!” And shortly after several agreeing comments, there will be massive bashing of Meyers by those who don’t like sparkly vampires. Generally, I keep my mouth shut. After all, I don’t know Stephanie personally, and she seems highly capable of holding her own. However...in the last 24 hours I’ve read a few comments that honked me off a bit. So, being me, and ever so nosy, I’ve decided to put my two cents in. LOL
I’m pretty sure I don’t need to remind anyone that these are fantasy books with fictional characters. (We’re big girls and boys, we get that.) Most true-blue vampire lovers that really hold to vampire lore and tradition still love Blade. Even though, there has NEVER been a documented case in history (and by documented, I mean someone told a story about it) of a human/vampire hybrid. So I ask you, why is there room for Blade and not for Edward?
I’m not asking you like Edward, or even to give him a chance. Personally, I don’t care whether you do or not. And I may be going out on a limb here, but I’m pretty sure Stephanie (and her millions) doesn’t care either. Here’s what I’m asking...how about everyone allows everyone to enjoy whichever books/movies they like and quit trying bash readers for their taste in literature?
I don’t like Faulkner. I know he’s a classic, but reading his work is daunting and time consuming. (IMO) I had to do a paper on Barn Burner. It was by far the hardest paper I’ve ever written. I had zero interest in the subject matter. I do however, enjoy reading Shakespeare. I love the way he words things. Does this mean I think Faulkner sucks? Well of course not!!!! I simply don’t care to read him. Not a big deal. I bet Faulkner (were he alive) wouldn’t care either.
The point of this entire post (and yes there is a point) is simply this: If you don’t have something nice to say, say nothing at all. Feel free to voice your opinion on whether or not you like something, but don’t take it upon yourself to run a diatribe on an unsuspecting reader about how stupid they are for liking a certain book. It’s simply none of your business what they like or dislike. And in case no one’s told you, it’s terribly rude....
That’s my two cents. Take or leave it. LOL