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  •  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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      wildweasels, exiledfromTN

      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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        voracious, WB Reeves, Ellid, aravir

        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.

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