Saturday, December 27, 2008

thoughts on Twilight

^^a postsecret item that reminded me of twilight fan art.

Over the past month or so, I've read the first and the last of the twilight novels, watched the recently released movie, and encountered four interesting related reviews.

1)The one on Mary's blog

2)The one on Stormfront (the largest gathering of "white nationalists" on the internet)

3)My absolute favorite (thank you very much Heidi)

4)and this deeply desturbing one by Caitlin Flanagan.

It's this last one that I'm interested in discussing right now. Certainly there's something to be said for treating the metaphors and sexuality in the story candidly, and certainly it's about time someone noticed (or perhaps I should say, noted) the underlaying message about sex and morality, and its connection to Stephanie Meyer's faith.

While not brilliantly written, this review is at least, for a change, intelligent--and I can't help feeling that it somehow misses the mark. I know a lot of my readership are twilight fans, and I know that they tend to be the quieter lot. . . . but I'm asking you now; what do you think of her analysis?

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

also, I'm inordinately fond of lists.

Changes in my life in the last 6 months:

-No longer dating
-New job
-Dropped out of school
-Looking for house

it seems like less items when I put it that way. Still, lots of change.

Things I need to do to move forward:

-Find a place to live
-Study mathematics, French, philosophy, parenting
-Sleep, and generally look after health
-Work crazy hours to go back to school at some point. . . but not so many hours that I'm not able to study.

or sleep.