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16 January 2008 @ 04:55 pm
One of the things I did over break was reread the Twilight series. It may have only been five months since the last time I read them, but I appreciate Edward Cullen a little more with every overly-cheesy and somewhat poorly written word. I was also reminded of my irrational hatred for Jacob Black.

Okay, I don't think it's actually irrational, because I really don't care for the character and I have a lot of reasons for that. But there are lots of characters I hate. Seriously, for each beloved character in every book, movie or TV show, there are probably five that I can't stand. Sometimes it's as much fun to hate a character as it is to love on one.

But I can't even enjoy hating Jacob. And what fun is there in that?

So I tried to workout my Jacob anger so I could understand it and move on. I'm aiming for mild annoyance but anything less than this burning and intense loathing would be A-OK with me, too. But while I was rereading the three books, I've realized that my Jacob hate is approximately 38% 'Jacob does suck' and 62% 'Wow, Jacob's rabid, Edward bashing fans are fueling the flaaames.'

I think this means that approximately 38% of me will keep on hating Jacob regardless, because Jacob sucks. Now about the 62%? I think I might be a lot less annoyed if I didn't have to keep repeating myself in Edward's defense, and that might help lower that percentage to, say, 47%. IF I'M LUCKY.

Just to be clear, it's not the enthusiasm for the character or even the bashing of Edward that gets me. It's not even the constant same points being brought up, ad nauseum as if it were the gospel, about WHY Jacob is so much better that gets me. It's the holier-than-thou, Jacob/Bella shippers are wiser/more mature/less idealistic and whimsical silly girls attitude that is peppered throughout the fandom more often than not.

So this is more for myself than anyone else, because there's a lot of things I've been saying and I've wanted to say about these damn books for awhile now. Behind the cut is a bunch of stuff many of you probably don't care about because you've managed to stay away from these damn books. Good on you! Lucky bastards.

What I Did On My Winter Vacation, or Why Am I Talking So Much about These Damn Books? or TL;DR: An EssayCollapse )

Seriously, TL;DR doesn't even begin to cover it.

Classes start on Tuesday. I have a lot of stuff to do, but I'm also getting the urge to write some VM fic. It's been just over a year since I wrote my first and only one. I have about five different unfinished stories to choose from on my desktop. Decisions, decisions.