Sunday, August 17, 2008

Harry Potter vs. Twilight

I know I'm probably going to make some people angry because the majority of the people who read my blog are obsessed with Twilight but I need to vent...

First and foremost... Cedric Diggory DID NOT become Edward Cullen. If I see one more flair on facebook or one more thread on IMDb about that, I'm going to scream! Robert Pattinson, who plays both characters, happened to be cast in the 2 roles. That's it. End of story. (Although I'm all about the "Accio Edward Cullen" flair... it makes me giggle)

Second, Stephenie Meyer is not the new J.K. Rowling. She has said it herself. Harry Potter appeals to a much larger audience than Twilight. And let's be honest, for those of us who have read all 7 Harry Potter books and all 4 Twilight books, we know that Rowling is the better writer. Whether you like Twilight or Harry Potter better, you can't deny that fact. The Potter books are so well written while the Twilight books leave me wondering if they were even edited at parts.

Third, I know moving the release date of the sixth Harry Potter movie had nothing to do with Twilight's release date. But I think the fact that Twilight being moved to when Harry Potter was supposed to be released has a lot of people wondering. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince was supposed to be released November 21, 2008 but has been moved back to July 17, 2009. Twilight was set to be released December 12, 2008 but has been moved forward to November 21, 2008. I'll be honest, I'm not happy about it.

With all that said, I really wish all the Twilight/Harry Potter comparisons would stop. Yes, they're both fantasy books about fictional worlds, but they are completely different! Twilight is mainly a love story while Harry Potter is a good vs evil story.

I love Twilight but Harry Potter will always be my favorite.

PS Facebook flair is basically little circles with pictures and writing on them. People make them so they have just about anything on them.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


If you don't know what ChaCha is, you're missing out! You can go to their website,, call them at 1-800-2ChaCha or you can text them at ChaCha (242242). You can ask them anything you want. Like the night of the Breaking Dawn party, we asked them whether they were Team Edward or Team Jacob. And since real people answer your questions, you get real answers, not something from a computer. Anyway... I decided to be a guide for them because I waste enough time on the internet looking up pointless information so I figured, why not get paid for it? I did the initial test where I had to answer 10 questions and I found out some really interesting, yet pointless things, like a Chinese Checkerboard has 121 holes and Georgetown was the runner up in the 1985 NCAA basketball championship. And did you know that Brazil has the most World Cup championships? Just imagine all the useless information I'm going to fill my head with... I find it exciting!

Monday, August 4, 2008

I need to live under a rock...

So the past couple of weeks have been ok for me. They haven't been fantastic, but they've been easy enough to live through. But unfortunately things keep going wrong in my friends' lives. Here's a rundown of just a few things that have been happening to my friends... one had her car repossessed because she couldn't make payments on it so now she's out a car. Another friend is having surgery on her foot because her ligaments didn't heal right after a sprain. Last Sunday the basement in the house I'm living in flooded (my part of the basement was untouched... Rebekah had to move upstairs because it was mostly in her room. Half of Andrea's room was flooded but she was able to stay). Another friend was supposed to get married the end of the month but she and her fiance broke things off. And just today Skip Caray (an announcer for the Atlanta Braves) died and another friend's car wouldn't start when the steering wheel locked, locking the ignition. Do yourselves a favor and avoid me like the plague!

Stephenie Meyer, I'm kinda disappointed...

For all the Twilight fans out there...


Friday night, I left with 2 of my roommates and a roommate's coworker at about 10:45 to go to a Breaking Dawn release party. We went to a small bookstore called Frosts Books in the Salt Lake area. It wasn't too exciting but but it was better than going to Barnes and Noble where we probably would have been waiting in line forever! That and there was a radio station there... way too many people for 2 people with social anxiety. Anyway... so we left at about 12:05 after getting our books. I read until 5 in the morning. Slept until about 9. I had a break until about 10:30, then I started reading again. My next break was when my roommates and I ordered pizza and played games. So from about 7:45 to 10 I was doing things with them. Then it was back to Breaking Dawn. At about 2 am this morning, I finished reading. Yes, the book contained the 2 things that I was really hoping for. Well, I guess three. But the last chapter was totally disappointing! I was not happy with the way the book ended. The good thing was that it's totally open to interpretation and there could easily be another book (maybe about the werewolf and the baby... or even Bella and Edward), but unfortunately, Meyer wrote "THE END." That's way too final for me. At least JK Rowling included an epilogue in the final Harry Potter book. And she didn't write "THE END." making it easy for another book to come out. But I think this is the end of Bella and Edward. Don't get me wrong, I love the books and I enjoyed reading them. But Stephenie Meyer, I'm kinda disappointed.