Scoundrel- i seek out your posts, they are brilliant, the above made me laugh so much, keep 'em coming
Thank you for your praise, PTS. but most of all, thank you for laughing. Laughter is the best medicine. It is also the best revenge. It is even a good way to take the measure of an opponent. If Dr Barraca were to read my comments and get angry and insulted and take offence, she would already have lost. If she read them and laughed, then took a sly and satirical poke at me, we'd have a game on; I would be up against a formidable opponent.
Originally Posted by Pinktoedsloth
Try never to get angry with the haters of Twilight or anything else you value highly; it doesn't pay dividends. There has been a very significant election in the United States, with an awful lot at stake; I followed it carefully. At the end we saw two contrasting reactions: Mr Donald Trump and his enraged comments on Twitter, and several interviews by the BBC of ordinary party activists on the losing side, every single one of whom was bitterly disappointed but all of whom handled defeat with courage and dignity, and were careful not to say one single bad word against the winners. I know which approach I respect more. Incidentally, I congratulate both sides on conducting a very heated and passionate debate entirely without violence and showing how democracy is supposed to work. This approach is best in all intellectual discussions, be they about politics or about art.
Diamond Caius Volturi Mom Moderator
Scoundrel, I'm very curious about something, if you don't mind answering. My question isn't directed solely at you, of course; I welcome all responses:
How many, if any, of your friends, family, or colleagues know you're a Twilight fan?
Its a secret...No. My mother and sisters know I am a fan of these books, as do my niece and nephew. From being very disdainful about the books, my niece seems to be wavering after having been taken by friends to see the first Breaking Dawn movie. A friend where I used to work has perused my Bella on Facebook thread and found me out; apparently I have an unusual and recognisable signature sense of humour. She liked my choice of avatar.
Originally Posted by Shimmerskin
I have a few drinking buddies who know about my odd hobby of being a Twilight Mom. Fortunately, I don't greatly care about what other people think: this is easy to tell just by looking at my car. They are used to it now and don't often bother to pull my leg anymore. In any case they are blood-thirsty, as men tend to be in matters of entertainment, and they did wholeheartedly approve of Rosalie Hale squaring accounts with Royce and his chums and accepted that these might be genuine Gothic novels after all (which makes them respectable for men to read and enjoy, you see).
I don't hide the fact that I like the Twilight books, but I don't carry a banner either.
Diamond Caius Volturi Mom Moderator
Thank you for your candor, Scoundrel. I greatly admire your je ne sais quoi in all things and can just imagine you down at the pub with the lads.
I'm sorry to say I don't have nearly your self-possession or ease of expression. I get fairly tongue-tied in verbal exchanges and so would rather remain a Twilight apologist via the written rather than spoken word, lest I sound incoherent and confirm in haters' minds that Twilighters are numbskulls....
Therefore, I seldom proclaim my status as a fan or TM/VM. Very few of my non-TM acquaintances know of my obsession, certainly none of my work colleagues do, and among my relatives, only my immediate family does.
I have a tendency to be un-forthcoming about myself, anyway, except with the people most important to me. But with them, I probably say far too much!