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Facts about Twilight: Why it really is worthlessly reading PART TWO

Book review By: Rin Erika
Non-fiction


This is the book reading report I've done on Twilight last April 27, 2009.

THIS IS THE CONTINUATION OF THE PART ONE ENTRY.

I've received 89% on this one as based by the Jesuit Priests when they read it, my own english teacher gave me an F, but my cousin told me to go complain to the higher administration for the bias my english teacher had made.

Thank you for reading my book reading report, this was edited from 52-pages to 22 pages worth.


Submitted:Jun 13, 2009    Reads: 370    Comments: 16    Likes: 3   


NOTE: Please read the summary as well as noticing this is part two of the whole entry.

TOPIC SIX

Mental Disorders that are PROMOTED and are normalized, accepted, and loved by the Twilight Lovers:

"When twilight lovers say to anti-twilights that they are (foul words cited), they simply meant those fetid words as reflection about themselves."

This part of the article encompasses starting from the twilight to the breaking dawn book.

QUOTE: "Ethics, Moral, and Values are important. Without their perception, man is only an animal, and without the morality, man as a rational being, is a failure."



1. Sadistic and Masochistic Relationship
Sadism Definition: derivation of pleasure as a result of inflicting pain or watching pain inflicted on others.
Masochist Definition: refers to sexual or non-sexual gratification from receiving the infliction of pain or humiliation.
Relationship Definition: fact or condition of being related or connected. (I'm using this term for a clearer definition about Edward and Bella, calling them lovers is purely not appropriate).
I think the definitions are already clarifications clear as crystal about Edward Cullen and Bella Swan's relationship. Who is the sadist, and who is the masochist? Edward is the sadist and Bella is the masochist- It's so obvious.



2. Paranoid personality disorder: characterized by irrational suspicions or mistrust of others.
E.g. Edward Cullen's jealousy-it's actually irrational to the point of threatening Bella (and the stupid Bella just helplessly wants to be threatened).



3. Schizoid personality disorder: lack of interest in social relationships, seeing no point in sharing time with others.
e.g. Edward Cullen's character/personality nails this number.



4. Schizotypal personality disorder: characterized by odd behavior or thinking.
Edward Cullen and Bella Swan, need I say more?


5. Histrionic personality disorder: pervasive attention-seeking behavior including inappropriate sexual seductiveness and shallow or exaggerated emotions.
Bella Swan, as well as the 1,500 pages worth of her thoughts (From twilight to breaking dawn) has just owned this number. Another factor that supports this entry is her "Mary Sue character" brimming.



6. Borderline Personality Disorder: typically involves unusual levels of instability in mood; "black and white" thinking or "splitting" (thinking purely in extremes, e.g. good versus bad, powerful versus defenseless and so on.); chaotic and unstable interpersonal relationships, self-image, identity, and behavior; as well as a disturbance in the individual's sense of self. These disturbances can have a pervasive negative impact on many or all of the psychosocial facets of life. This includes difficulties maintaining relationships in work, home and social settings. Results can end in an attempted suicide or completed suicide.
e.g. Edward left Bella, and Bella attempted suicide for that farfetched reason.



7. Paraphilia: are characterized by recurrent, intense sexual urges, fantasies, or behaviors that involve unusual objects, activities, or situations and cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.
e.g. Bella Swan's adjectives and adverbs on Edward Cullen.



8. Avoidant personality disorder: social inhibition, feelings of inadequacy, extreme sensitivity to negative evaluation and avoidance of social interaction.
Edward Cullen, he's "brimming" with these attributes.



9. Dependent personality disorder: persistent psychological dependence on other people.
Bella Swan, the definition really hits.



10. Pedophilia: person either has acted on intense attraction (may or may not be sexual urges) towards children. Pedophile is also another form of paraphilia.
As clear as daylight, Edward Cullen is already 107 years old, and Bella is 17 years old.



11. (Finally and heavily) BDSM Relationship:

(NOTE: as will be read further, BDSM is not always meant for sexual intercourses, it also emphasizes interpersonal relationships.)

BDSM is a tri-acronym for BD, DS, and SM:
BD: Bondage and Discipline
DS: Dominance and Submission
SM: Sadism and Masochism


BDSM includes a wide spectrum of activities, forms of interpersonal relationships, and distinct subcultures. While not always overtly sexual in nature, the activities and relationships within a BDSM context are almost always eroticized by the participants in some fashion. Many of these practices fall outside of conventional sexual activities as well as human relationships.


Couples who practice BDSM incorporate its aspects into their everyday relationships with their partner, especially those who practice dominance and submission or power exchange (especially Total Power Exchange). For these individuals, BDSM is part of their lifestyle and in some discussions is referred to as "The Lifestyle".


NOTE: all of the four books made, and you can include the midnight sun has "the lifestyle" of Edward Cullen and Bella Swan, there's no use denying it.



BDSM activities and relationships differ from conventional activities and relationships in that they are based on the concept of partners taking on deliberately unequal but complimentary roles, in an eroticized - but not always sexual - context, hence, it is purposefully unequal roles within an activity or an interpersonal relationship.



"Top" or dominant are widely recognized terms for couples, in which the person in activity which are respectively the physically active or controlling participants, and "bottom" or submissive are widely recognized terms for the other person in the relationship or activity which are respectively the physically receptive or controlled participants; to cite, Edward Cullen and Bella Swan's relationship, with Edward as the dominant, and Bella as the submissive.
NOTE: the words top and bottom doesn't mean the physical aspect, but it holds the emotional and mental aspect as well-especially how Edward is on top of Bella.



Edward Cullen and Bella Swan's relationship in everyday life is clearly framed by the concept of BDSM even if it's concerning outside of sexual activities. The two of them involved maintain in their daily life an appropriate balance of power and accordingly make aspects of BDSM a consistent part of their lifestyle. The term "24/7 relationship" is derived from 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Another term for such behavior is "D/s", derived from "Dominant/submissive" (to cite, Edward Cullen watches Bella Swan sleeping). The dominant partner (Edward) controls most aspects of the submissive's life (Bella). Particular areas of life such as work, family, or friends can be excluded from the D/s relationship and should not be placed under control of the dominant partner.


In Edward's case, he is controlling Bella entirely, even to her life, family, and friends, thus this makes his actions as abuses.
Some D/s relationships, however, cover all areas of life; such constellations are designated as a "Total Power Exchange" (TPE). In D/s, and especially in TPE relationships, changes in the balance of power do not take place. TPE relationships probably represent the least common role behavior within the BDSM spectrum.


Total power exchange (TPE) definition: a derivative of the concept of power exchange in a master/slave relationship. The term refers to a relationship where the dominant has complete authority and influence over the submissive's life, making the majority of decisions. TPE is occasionally referred to as 24/7, denoting that protocol in the D/s relationship with the dominant partner gets complete power at all times.

TOPIC SEVEN

Hence, with all the facts above written; Edward Cullen and Bella Swan's ultimate true love really the true love every twilight lovers say?



As much as Penn and Teller can say:



Just like the definitions stated about love from infatuation, Edward and Bella are only plainly in lust, or if it contradicts, the plot is just whacked. Now, which is it?



Obviously, when someone says "true love", it's not even close of telling all the adverbs and adjectives of a person.

1.Bella Swan simply stated about Edward Cullen's looks and gorgeous pose and beauty.
2.Edward Cullen keeps telling himself to defend Bella, from the vampires and from Jacob, thus he controls and restricts her acts (which is a clear abuse as stated).


You know what's missing?

It's communication.



Yes, they communicate, such as "leave me alone" "I don't want you to turn into a vampire" but-sigh…that's not what communication means.



Communication and talking with your partner IS what makes love develop, or at least, infatuation to develop into true love.



Bella talking nonsense about mixed adjectives and adverbs on Edward DOESN'T state her love at all.
Edward, who does more of his actions by primal instinct is not an act of love.



A love is developed by knowing who your partner is-what and who he/she is, your preference for that certain someone, as much as your feelings-which involve that certain someone to requite those feelings back.



Bella's idiocy of seeing Edward as glittering, adverbs and adjectives, knowing he's a vampire thus she wanted to become a vampire, too, as well as a lot more reasons embedded on the 1,500 pages worth of her thoughts, 350 pages worth on the twilight novel alone, didn't even make sense how she fell in love-unless kissing a marble is really that tempting, if your mind is still sane, that is.



A romance novel has to place events where the characters will state their love over to each other and PROVES it-as much as the development of the plot that they have really BONDED about their feelings, in which LOVING actually proves not by the glittering or the adjectives, but by the ACCEPTANCE of the FEELINGS between the couple-thus UNDERSTANDING each other's sides and creating a balance of love.

Bella and Edward's relationship clearly lacks intimacy in any form-emotional, mental, and physical (the kiss, remember?).

TOPIC EIGHT

The Notion of "Twilight is a fantasy novel, it doesn't need to be realistic"


If people actually has gone to school to learn anything that needs learning, then take this into account, don't let your brains rust with that notion. Remember, going to school means to be educated, not be stuck up with quotes that were made as poorly excused.

Fantasy Definition: The identifying traits of fantasy are the inclusion of fantastic elements in a self-coherent (internally consistent) setting. Within such a structure, any location of the fantastical element is possible: it may be hidden in, or leak into the apparently real world setting, it may draw the characters into a world with such elements, or it may occur entirely in a fantasy world setting, where such elements are part of the world.
Within a given work, the elements must not only obey rules, but for plot reasons, must also contain limits to allow both the heroes and the villains means to fight; magical elements must come with prices, or the story would become unstructured.

Realistic Definition: the theory or practice of fidelity in art and literature to nature or to real life and to accurate representation without idealization.

Just by reading the fantasy definition, it already serves as the checkmate for the whole quote-that is, uttering nonsense.

WTF:
This is a part of the summary from Breaking Dawn:
Jacob, who was present for the birth (of Renesmee), almost immediately "imprints" - an involuntary response in which a werewolf finds his soul mate - on Edward and Bella's newborn daughter, Renesmee.
I don't know if there are still morals, values, as much as ethics left on this part, but this is just beyond sick and gross.

Remember:
"Ethics, Moral and Values are important. Without the perception, man is only an animal; without the morality, man as a rational being is a failure."

NINTH TOPIC

Issue about Twilight is JUST a sensual novel:
Sensual novels are basically erotic. This fact contributes about 50% why people like twilight. Here are some facts:


Edward Cullen said, "There are other hungers. Hungers I don't even understand, that are foreign to me."
-Either he's a complete 100+ years old moron or just searching for lust. Now, which is it? Anyway, WHAT kind of guy would plainly not understand, having to live for 100 years, and doesn't have a date. For a more believable fact: did Edward Cullen just reach puberty?



"As I had just that once before, I smelled his cool breath in my face. Sweet, delicious, the scent made my mouth water."
-THIS kind of description Bella Swan said is very similar to how a dirty old man would say…or a rapist. This is exactly as sensual as pornography. Have you watched some NGC or late shows about crimes, and talks about rape? The victim said somewhat congruent to Bella's descriptions, as stated by her attacker, when the act was about to be committed or she was obviously about to get violated. This is just a lust-win.



"I could smell the unbearably sweet fragrance coming off his chest."
-Alright, is this simply like, the hormones speaking? You know, Bella was the one who said this, really. Hence, their hormones did switch? Bella Swan has more testosterone levels and Edward Cullen has more progesterone levels.



-How Bella Swan wanted to get Edward Cullen's attention is how a stripper or a hooker does to fish her men in.



-Edward Cullen also does more of the abusive stuffs to Bella; though he didn't hit her, but emotional or mental abuses counts more than the physical alone. He How about you try picturing yourself as Bella and you jump off…okay it was totally not even worth imagining. I just hope you understand what emotional and mental abuses are.

TENTH TOPIC

Twilight along with its sequels as a Young Adult Novel

Young Adult Definition: a literature targeted for audience ages 12 to 18. Themes in YA stories often focus on the challenges of youth, so much so that the entire age category is sometimes referred to as problem novels or coming of age novel. Writing styles of YA stories range widely, from the richness of literary style to the clarity and speed of the unobtrusive. Despite its unique characteristics, YA share the fundamental elements of fiction with other stories: character, plot, setting, theme, and style.
Entirely, as what this edited book reading report has stated, Twilight has irrelevant characters, plotless story, and the setting, them and style isn't worth to be considered a great story.



If Twilight is a young adult novel, specifically meant for teenagers, then:

-Is Edward Cullen and Bella Swan's relationship healthy and inspiring for teens?

-The novel New Moon, as telling Bella Swan's state when Edward left her, is it right for teens?

-Edward and Bella's mind of telling their "true love" isn't love at all, it's simply infatuation and lust mixed in a lot of complex entries made on the 2,000 worth of pages from Twilight to Breaking Dawn. Twilight along with its sequels simply promoted what infatuation is.

-Let's say Twilight isn't making a porn novel, but Breaking Dawn clearly does. Remember, the audience targeted are teens, so making love is a part of the whole teenager thing?

-Edward Cullen has popularized and accepted what stalking and acting creepy is, so most teens would tell it's just normal being acting creepy and stalking someone? The same goes for Bella's thoughts of telling what "love" is, as been stated, it's not love at all.

-The mentioned mental disorders which were promoted and accepted, Twilight lovers did say this is normal and right for the minds of most teenagers, is it not?

-Bella's invitation for sexual intercourse along with Edward Cullen's avoidance to it is not even worth looking at-it didn't teach anything, it only gave much abnormal actions to be pointed as normal towards teens.

ELEVENTH TOPIC

Twilight as an "Epic" "Saga"
Epic Definition: (1) An epic is a lengthy narrative poem, concerning a serious subject containing details of heroic deeds and events significant to a culture or nation. (2) Stories of generally serious in tone and often epic in scope, dealing with themes of grand struggle against supernatural, evil forces.
Saga Definition: based on oral traditions and much research have focused on what is real and what is fiction within each tale.

I don't know what mindless individual or what kind of animal said about Twilight being an epic and a saga, but it purely tarnished the meaning of what epic and saga is. Epic stories with saga have remarkable characters, this book doesn't. When you say "epic", of course it concerns on great struggle-twilight is just a weak and lame story exaggerated for simple entertainment and for simple minds.


TWELFTH TOPIC


Then again, bandwagon + money brought Twilight to stardom:
Bandwagon effect, also known as "cromo effect" and closely related to opportunism, is the observations that people often do, and believe things because many other people do and believe the same things. The effect is often negatively called herding instinct, particularly when applied to adolescents. People tend to follow the crowd without examining the merits of a particular thing. The bandwagon effect is the reason for the twilight fallacy's success. Hence, it is synonymous to a trend.
Money, on the other hand, is very much overwhelming to "where the bandwagon is heading"-hence, publishers, merchandises, among others would simply go along with the bandwagon, having the producers, creators, and the other significant people beyond twilight to enjoy the trend that is popularly happening. The media can simply say that Twilight is "the book of the decade" or "the ultimate love story", with those nine words total, the whole bandwagon is going to repeat those words more and more. It's actually a marketing strategy in the end.



Short Explanation regarding this article:


If you noticed it, this article is EXACTLY the same as GV_Slayer's article, "Twilight Facts why Twilight is the Grand Suckfest parts 1, 2, and 3". GV_Slayer is my cousin, and the one who told me to report my English teacher to the higher administration. She is also the one who edited this to be reduced from 52 pages to 22 pages of facts on Twilight.
Both of us are anti-twilights, except that GV_slayer only wanted anti-twilights to read this, while I wanted both sides, the twilight lovers and the anti-twilights to read for the sake of realizing much matters on Twilight, the worst literature ever written. Therefore, my part is to let the twilight-lovers come and read this, too. I used GV_Slayer's edition since my actual book report runs by 52 pages, I don't need to do an edit for it. Also, I like how she edited this, hence those are reasons enough. Our goals are just the same in the end, that is, telling how Twilight sucks.


Take note, that I'm just as nice as GV_Slayer, to those who have known her, I'm just as nice as her, please do remember that.

Thank you for reading my edited book reading report,

Rin_Erika





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