Things are getting thêm intense once again in the Twilight fandom. Girls are screaming for each and every one of the characters in the Twilight Books... hoặc is it girls screaming for the characters in the movies?
This is a rant. So beware. I'm not as formal in this "opinionated article", but I hope I wasn't rude. bạn can tell me if I was rude if bạn bình luận :) I'm sorry if I come off as a little harsh.
When sách are being translated into film, there are bound to be changes. Character development, plot, emotional journey, etc.
What I'm trying to establish is that THE MOVIE CHARACTERS ARE NOT THE CHARACTERS IN THE BOOK. They're different. Not every side of the characters' complex figure has been portrayed in the movies. The characters in the sách are the blueprints... but in the movies, they haven't built the full model of the characters... there are holes in the model. Missing pieces.
I see các bình luận about "I tình yêu bạn ________! _______ is so hot!" They are implying they tình yêu the character because the actor is good looking. I'm going to be straight up, because I've been filtering my comments, but... doesn't that seem just a tad bit shallow? To disregard who the person is and just go with looks? The books... that's the source. Everything we see in stores now, the merchandise, the movies, the magazines, all came from one thing... the books. They're the rock thrown in the pond, and the merchandise/movies are the ripples, the aftermath of the rock being thrown. Without the books, there wouldn't be anything. So wouldn't it make sense to read the sách to come to a full conclusion of which characters bạn liked better?
And I find các bình luận like this disturbing, from both sides:
1) __________ is UGLY! What's wrong with you?
2) What's wrong with your eyes? Can't bạn see he's ugly?
3) Your so stupid to like him better than _________.
This is not how people should treat one another for their opinions. Especially when the accuser is accusing the person based on their own opinion. It's hypocritical and unnecessary! It's okay to have different opinions. Everyone is different and everyone has different preferences. Even if people have a different opinion than you, it's still fun to discuss. bạn can learn stuff from each other. bạn learn from your mistakes and bạn learn from people. It builds character. Debating is also dangerous. Just be respectful. I know debates can get heated, I've been in a could of debates myself, but respect goes a long way. If bạn respect others, they will respect you.
Another thing... why on earth does it matter who has the better body? It's not on the outside that matters. Sure, it doesn't hurt that the outside looks nice, but it's what's on the inside that truly counts. Skin tone fades, abs fades, outer appearance fades. "Time passes..." The physical features are worn out throughout life. We grow weak and we eventually are worn out.
But the inside, that's what truly matters....
A person's soul, a person's heart... that's what truly matters.
People tend to forget that. Before all this hype, it wasn't about who was hotter. People actually analyzed the characters and all their traits. Their flaws, their strengths. Now... the extent of a character's "qualities" are "he's so hot" and "he's so fit" and "his hair is so hot" and "he's just sooooo sexy!"
The definition of "hot" when Twilight first came out was... the reader's imagination. They imagined their unique character that they fell in tình yêu with. The character didn't have a face that the actors now helm. Just the reader's imagination. I'd like to point out that I don't have a problem with the casting really, but sometimes, it's nice to think back on who your yêu thích character was before he had a face. Before the phim chiếu rạp came out and before the series were corrupted and is now just this moneymaker.
If bạn recently became a người hâm mộ of the series because of the movies, I highly recommend đọc the books. Because the phim chiếu rạp can be deceiving. Don't get me wrong, I tình yêu certain aspects of the movies, but sometimes, the viewer can be led astray with the characters. The sách are a fast read. If bạn like the movies, you'll probably like the sách as well. Maybe even better :)
So please... differentiate the actors and the characters they play. Rob is not Edward. Kristen is not Bella. Taylor is not Jacob. They may share qualities, but they are not their characters. They were hired to be a part of the telling of a beloved story that a lot of people found intriguing. I'm glad a lot of people have accepted the actors to helm their beloved characters. Granted there are a lot of haters, but tình yêu speaks louder than hate.
Separate them from the characters because they aren't them. I urge bạn to read the sách if bạn haven't. And I urge bạn to be respectful. That's probably the most important thing. Why get into a fight when the characters are fictional? It's understandable that the characters are vividly described to some people, but at the end of the day, it's a book and the characters are just figments of the imagination. bạn open the book, bạn enter into another world, bạn close it, and you're back to the modern world. bạn can learn from the characters and their good qualities and bring them to life. That's the thing about imagination and learning... they're compatible. :)
So be respectful, be open-minded, be an toàn, két an toàn ♥
That is all. :)
các bình luận are much appreciated :) Thanks for taking the time to read :)