Arghh. Twilight is spoiled forever!

(39 Posts)
tiggy114 Sun 11-Nov-12 14:03:15

Has anyone else re read twilight after reading 50 shades and found they're opinion of Edward has changed? I used to love the first bit of twilight as a lovely romance as they fall for each other. I'm on the part where he goes to rescue bella from getting beat up when she goes dress shopping. And all i can see now is how dominating and strict Edward is! And he is! I can see where EL James got her ideas now. I never saw this side of Edward before. Now i can't get it outta my head. I feel twilight will forever be spoiled for me now sad still good but very different. Anyone else feel the same?

SecretCervix Sun 11-Nov-12 14:10:06

50 Shades Of Grey was originally Twilight Fanfiction.

SecretCervix Sun 11-Nov-12 14:10:28

She changed the names and released it as a book.

No because that is exactly how I saw Edward the first time I read Twilight.

The dreadful writing, poor plotting and unlikeable characters spoiled Twilight forever.

tiggy114 Sun 11-Nov-12 14:29:53

Thats what i'm saying. Since i read 50 shades and found out it was twilight fanfic, when i now re read twilight, all i can see is a really dominating male character! The sweet love story has now changed forever into a some what more adult thing all together!

trockodile Sun 11-Nov-12 14:30:34

I read amazing Wolfpack fanfiction instead now-can't read Bella/Edward at all! In most of the stories I like we agree that Bella was under thrall to vampire Edward and thus why she became vapid and weak willed!
Unfortunately that means I spend the films in a state of horror and denial!

tiggy114 Sun 11-Nov-12 14:31:20

Fanofthe it's interesting that you picked up on that part of edward which totally went over my head. Didn't see him as dominating alpha male at all! Do now though.

trockodile Sun 11-Nov-12 14:31:22

Have never been able to bring myself to read 50 Shades!

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peanutMD Sun 11-Nov-12 14:38:01

I like the Twilight books and haven't read 50 shades books but I think its always seemed obvious that Edward was emotionally manipulative bordering on abusive.

He disabled her car so she couldn't visit friends.

He regularly threatened to kill himself (by exposure to volturi) if she left.

He would withdraw/allow contact between the two when it suited him.

And don't get me started on Bella with her rediculously old fashioned outlook on life...

But I shall overlook all of this as out is fiction after all grin

tiggy114 Sun 11-Nov-12 14:38:33

God i noticed there is alot of stalking going on. Your right. It's like i'm reading a different book this time around. The rose tinted veil has been lifted! And don't forget he keeps glamouring her to soften her up and bend her to his will!

peanutMD Sun 11-Nov-12 14:39:16

Oops x-post glad its not just me then smile

LadyMargolotta Sun 11-Nov-12 14:40:39

You've actually read Twilight twice?shock

SilveryMoon Sun 11-Nov-12 14:41:09

i had never looked at it like that before.

I'm with LadyMargo here. reread Twilight?

That's on a par with storing open wine imo

grin

GobblersSparklyExplodingKnob Sun 11-Nov-12 14:44:54

Nope, I always saw it for the twishite that it is. If it helps more people realise it then dammit maybe 50 Shades does have a purpose after all.

<ponders the cleverness of the universe>

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tiggy114 Sun 11-Nov-12 14:49:43

Well erm blush lol. To be honest, i really enjoyed em first read as a summer beach easy read. I like romance, excitment and vampires. Since the new films out soon, i figured i'd re read along side a hard going novel as some light relief. But all i can see now is a dominating aggressive male which has kinda spoilt it for me. Any other suggestions?

WofflingOn Sun 11-Nov-12 14:51:44
BleepingSooty Sun 11-Nov-12 14:52:45

And don't forget he keeps glamouring her to soften her up and bend her to his will!

Bella couldn't be glamoured due to her special power. <saddo alert>

tiggy114 Sun 11-Nov-12 14:54:01

Oh no gobbler. I am of the crowd who enjoyed 50 shades and the da vinci code blush but i don't expect intelligent writing, just an entertaining easy read. When your trying to decipher beowulf from old english, you need some light relief grin

SchroSawMummyRidingSantaClaus Sun 11-Nov-12 15:01:53

Have just finished the 50 shades books and actually really enjoyed them, found them far more vanilla than I thought they would be but yes, you are sadly right.

I knew they were originally Twilight fan fiction though so I guess I spoiled it for myself by reading them.

Quite badly written though. I haven't been able to take them as serious as Twilight and I swear the next time I see a hyphen I may scream.

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BoulevardOfBrokenSleep Sun 11-Nov-12 15:05:28

If you like easy-reading vampire stuff there is no shortage around! but have you read any of the Sookie Stackhouse ones?

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