Serenity Of Life

I downloaded this from a website and I just thought I could share it to all of my friends and twitter followers.  The link will direct you to the actual download site. I will post only 1 part at a time. If you missed the previous parts please reply to this blog or send a direct a message to me on twitter.

Twilight (Audio E-Book Part 1)

This is an interesting article shared by Amanda Bell (Twilight Examiner) by a person named Yarmosh from a feminist group if I'm not mistaken. She had very interesting views about the characters Bella and Edward Cullen.

Here is an excerpt of the article:

Young readers encounter women, embodied in narrator Bella Swan, shoved back into traditional gender stereotypes that have taken years of effort to overcome. And millions of young girls (not to mention adult women) are devouring these books.I worry about the girls who seem, with quite a bit of personal conviction, to put one of the main characters of the Twilight "saga,” the vampire Edward Cullen, on such a high pedestal that they think he is the ultimate ideal of a boyfriend. That he is not. These girls need a wake-up call: Edward Cullen is a caricature of an emotionally, psychologically and physically abusive boyfriend -- and one with supernatural powers no less. It can’t be healthy to have an attachment to a fictional character with those qualities, much less a real person.Apart from the vampires who attack Bella at the end of the first book (Twilight), Edward is the source of most of her abuse. He is dangerously possessive. In the third book (Eclipse), for example, the vampire boyfriend removes the engine from Bella’s car because she wants to go visit her friend Jacob Black. Edward stalks her, constantly asks where she is going and what she is doing and plays hot and cold in their love affair. He neglects her emotionally in some passages; in others, he tells her he loves her and wants to be with her forever.A phrase in the series is used to sum up the relationship between Edward and Bella: "and so the lion fell in love with the lamb.” A symbolic, romantic concept perhaps, but it only reinforces traditional gender stereotypes of males being strong and dominant, and females being meek, demure and passive. Feminists have fought for decades to eradicate this trope and to stretch the boundaries of how females are viewed by the dominant society.

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Amanda Bell has pretty much covered everything. One thing that I want to point out is the way Yamosh understood the lines "And so the lion fell in love with the lamb" and "what a sick masochistic lion." She looked at it as a symbolism of strength and weakness which is absurdly wrong. It was more of predator and prey.  "Masochistic" in this context is more of a sacrifice for Edward Cullen.

Like what Amanda Bell said, Edward Cullen was self-sacrificing just as Bella is selfless.


Examiner Connie Anne Kirk writes about the interview of writer Melissa Rosenberg.
Melissa Rosenberg, screenwriter of Twilight and The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, gave an interview recently on where she talked about her creative process in adapting the scripts from the popular series of novels by Stephenie Meyer. Starring Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, the second film has just wrapped and the third is in pre-production.The films have kept Ms. Rosenberg busy.  She describes her week as writing five days on the television series, Dexter, and two days on the Twilight scripts, and she's been working without a vacation for many months now.  Not that she's complaining.  Working for 17 years in the movie and television industry, she knows she has an opportunity that does not come around very often.


Twiilght Movie

Before I watched twilight I had absolutely no idea what it's all about... Well, I just knew it was a vampire story and that's it. I found out about the title of the movie when a few of my online friends mentioned about it on a PTP (paid-to-post) site. So I asked my husband and he said yes he thinks it's a good movie.  I wanted to watch it, however due to my work schedule I wasn't able to.
My husband was able to watch it though while me and my daughter dropped by at my in-laws a visit.  As soon as he was finished watching it he send me a text message telling me the movie was great. Grr...So I missed watching the movie in short...tsk