I never thought of myself as a nerd, precisely. Let’s be clear: I have never been one of the Cool Kids; I have a tendency to dye my hair creatively and have the elegance and grace of Miss Swan, so I didn’t do cheerleading or sports of any kind in school. But still, I have friends and some social skills, so it is always surprising to me when I just totally geek out on something. For example, I saw a girl wearing a shirt that said, “Then Buffy staked Edward, The End.” LE SIGH.
Here’s the thing: I don’t care about people who hate on Twilight. I don’t understand their motivation (you don’t like the story, I get it. Move on. Sheesh.) but I know they are out there.
I was a big Buffy The Vampire Slayer fan back in the day, and I can tell you that Buffy would not stake Edward. In fact, in keeping with her character, she would most likely totally mack on Edward, or at least hold an angsty torch for him…in the hand she is not holding an angsty torch for Angel while balancing a guilty candle or something like that for Spike.
Seriously, that girl was all about the vamps with souls. So it was not so much that the girl I saw was wearing a mean-spirited shirt, it was that it was inaccurate.
It was all I could do to not run up to the girl and shake her: “If she didn’t stake Spike she is sure as hell not staking Edward. Not to mention I don’t care how superstrong she is there is no way she could get it through his rock hard sternum and that wouldn’t do anything anyway! Get Your Canon Straight, Woman!”
And that would have been So Nerdy. Like Dressing Up At A Star Trek Convention-level geekdom. Ugh.
I know I am obsessed with Twilight; I have accepted that part of myself. I have tried, and mostly failed, to rein myself in when I see other people’s eyes glaze over when I explain the internal laws of the Volturi, or wax poetic about how Edward really thought he had his life locked down, I mean, he thought he had it all figured out and then BAM, here comes this girl Bella and his whole world is undone!
And then I go on about how you can really see all of this happening in Midnight Sun and no I don’t think Stephanie has finished it but I do suspect there is more written and God Yes I hope she publishes it soon but I totally understand that she needs a bit of a break but seriously I will not live a full life if I don’t read the whole thing and…hey where are you going?
Yeah, that happens to me a lot. Because I am a nerd.