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  •  Kind of like the Wheel of Time-- (7+ / 0-)

    Robert Jordan is dead and they're STILL not done--but soon will be.

    "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --M. L. King "You can't fix stupid" --Ron White -6.00, -5.18

    by zenbassoon on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 06:13:38 PM PST

    •  Except that both these authors are still alive (12+ / 0-)

      And, thank the tiny baby Jesus, Stephenie Meyer isn't writing any more !#@!$@!$@!$! sparkly vampire books.

      I hope.

      You have no idea how much I hope.

      •  Word on the street (6+ / 0-)

        is that she wants to write in the Twilight world again.

        If we're lucky, though, our world will end next Friday, and spare us the horror.

        •  AAAAIIIEEEEEEE (2+ / 0-)

          THE HORROR!!!!  THE HORROR!!!!!

        •  I actually drove through Forks, Washington (2+ / 0-)
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          when the final book in the series was released. This was before the movie came out. The tiny little town had one stop-light and few businesses and those that were open had Twilight stuff in their windows. We ate at a pizza place which featured Twilight specials like "Bellasagna and Ed bread." The cashier told us that tourists came from all over the world to see Forks. Let me tell you, that is quite a journey it is close to nothing. I mean NOTHING.  It is at least 90 minutes from Port Angeles.

          My friends went the following summer after the movie had been released and the town looked completely different. Tons of traffic, the sporting goods store had an entire Twilight section (when I was there it was two racks of vampire shirts), movie cutouts and tour buses that took tourists on the Twilight tour.

          The books are awful, the dialogue is painful to read, but Stephanie Meyer took a tiny, dying town and boosted their economy big time.

          Since when is the party that embraces all the top tenets of Satan allowed to call the God shots?--wyvern

          by voracious on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 05:45:27 PM PST

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          •  Thank for all the cash! (4+ / 0-)
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            It was an interesting run.  We enjoyed the irony in having hordes of tourists heading out this way, to a location that Ms. Meyer never visited.  Forks was ON THE MAP! I saw rows of Twilight posters in the Paris subway! It was actually good for the Quileute people as well, because they were able to show off their real culture and legends, which have no vampires whatsoever.   The Forks area was depleted of resource timber and scenery several generations ago by out-of-state businesses, left with nothing but poverty and a few good fishing locations.  Twilight did give Forks the impetus to do some civic improvements and sprucing-up.  The fad has faded now; the former "Dazzled by Twilight" store burned to the ground a few weeks ago.  The rain and darkness are back.  Things are getting back to normal.

    •  I actually started reading those years ago. (0+ / 0-)

      I stopped around book six or seven, when it became clear it had become a soap opera instead of a story.  I never started Song of Ice and Fire out of deep suspicion it would go the same way.

      I considered going back and reading WoT when I could be assured of an eventual conclusion, but when Jordan died I realized I just didn't care anymore.  :-)

      "If Mitt takes office, sooner or later, the Zomnies will come for all of us." -Joss Whedon

      by quillsinister on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 05:52:03 PM PST

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