In the Twilight Zone?

The  Anti Vampi

Okay, I know I am going to throw some of you Twihards into a tizzy.  But the title caught your attention, didn’t it?  So tonight, or rather tomorrow at midnight the biggest premiere (that I remember) of the Twilight saga takes place with the opening of “Breaking Dawn-Part 1”.  Enjoy, my Cullenite friends that are attending, but this momma will be snug in her bed.
Look, I am not knocking you.  I haven’t read any of the books or have seen any of the movies, though I’ve read reviews and haven’t been able to help but see the previews.  I have no bloody desire.  However,  I will go about my biz and  judge this book by the cover.  Read More…

Vampires, werewolves, demons, darkness…sex scenes, childbirth, death.  Not for my viewing pleasure, nor anything I choose to offer to my daughters to watch.  Call me prudish.  I honorably accept.

I remember a few years ago, when my knowledge of the book series arose.  My niece from Arizona was in town for a summer vacation and was  reading one of them.  I don’t know which one, they all look the same to me from the cover….black, red, dark, tempting.  My daughter of the same age didn’t seem to have any interest.  So, it was really a non-issue.  Honestly, it really has never been an issue, except for one instance.
It was the premiere of the first movie.  My oldest daughter was in 8th grade.  We were at a parent meeting for the end of the school year class trip to DC discussing dates for fundraisers and other stuff when a conflict came up.  Oh my goodness, our sponsored school dance was the same date as the premiere of  “Twilight” (I think that was the first one?  Help me out, Twihards).  Gasp, “oh no”, went another mom!  What was all this hoopla about?
Well, I soon found out, as the 8th grade teacher and a majority of the students, ended up booking out early (of school) to catch the last matinee showing on opening day.  Let’s just say, I wasn’t happy.  This wasn’t a battle I was about to fight, but really?  Yeah, really.  Guess whose mom wouldn’t let her go?  Yup, that would be my kid’s mom, the Anti Vampi.  I think I was among a couple of other parents (of boys) whose kid didn’t either want to go, or couldn’t go.  I think it was more the former.
Okay, so what’s my beef?  I think I mentioned it a bit earlier…(what I perceive as glamorization of) vampires, werewolves, demons, darkness…
I read somewhere that the intended audience of the Twilight saga are females 12 and up.  Guess that mom of a first grader didn’t get the memo (someone I know has a daughter is soooo into Edward. Loves loves loves Twilight, wears the screen print tees, folders and pencils don the pale-faced peeps, or Tweep, I guess)…Why the heck would such a young girl be into Twilight?  Why not?
Vampires and other ghoulish type things are hot among the young girl and tween set.  I will admit to you, my 4th grader dressed up as some Monster High chick for Trick-or-Treat.  She looked cute, though I think it was the geekiest of the characters, not the seemingly more sexier (I can’t believe I am describing them as such) MH monsters.
I caught a commercial a couple of days ago for a newer Disney Channel show called “My Babysitter’s a Vampire”.  Scared the cr*p out of me!  I am not kidding.  The close up shots of the vampire girl(s) with her creepy fangs and intense white iris’d eyes are really disturbing.  Here I go again, “judging a book by its cover”, but I gotta.  That’s what I’m given, and I am not opening up that book, nor am I letting my 9 or 7 year old.
By the way, at some point, I told my oldest daughter I wasn’t going to approve of her reading the (Twilight) books.  “Too late”, she said, “I already have”.  Her interest has never risen to the point of having OCD: Obsessive Cullen Disorder.  Quite the contrary, in fact,  a few hours ago she posted as her Facebook status: “who else could care less about seeing breaking dawn?”  That post has garnered 73 responses (granted, some are the annoying conversations going back and forth…I’ll save that commentary for another day).
I guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, eh?  Apple, get it, apple?
So what camp are you in?

“I like them apples!”….                                     “Ah, no thanks…”

…”They’re fangalicious!”                               ….”I’m an Anti Vampi!”

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