Wow, this is very lovely. I can tell you put a lot of work into it, and its beautiful. The images you used of the girls are quite good and the coloring of them looks nice together. Also, the background is great! From Beautiful Creatures, right? It suits them very well. Nicely done, and I can't wait to see what you do next Maybe you could even include Hermione Granger or Daenerys Targaryen next time (Other heroines from books I love.)
Also, if you love books made into movies, I'd check out The Host and The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones when they come out. Both are great series, and I adore Melanie/Wanda and Clary! And you know, I think this has made me want to check out Beautiful Creatures ^_^ I was on the fence about it before. So thanks for that.
Now... I'd like to talk about something else. You can ignore this if you want, but some of the comments below are just really bothering me, so here I go: I am so sick of all the stigma around Twilight. You can't even like it anymore without getting death threats. That is not cool in the slightest, and is just very immature. Grow up, people. Yes, Twilight has its flaws, and is nowhere near perfect. But everything's that way! Shakespeare didn't even know how to use apostrophes!
Lighten up, people. People are allowed to like Twilight despite its flaws. Or hell, like it and think it doesn't have flaws. That's the benefit of free will. All the attacks on Twilight are really getting out of hand, and are pointless. People are allowed to have different opinions.
I am so sick of people taking swings at Twilight for no reason other than cruelty, and just because its "fun", or what everyone else is doing. And ON a picture a Twilight fan made, nonetheless. Really, people? Really?!
And a lot of the things people criticize in Twilight occur in other things, too, you know? Are you annoyed Edward was a stalker? Well, guess what? Stefan and Damon stalked Elena, Severus stalked Lily, Jace stalked Clary, etc, etc. If you're going to take that out on Twilight, take it out on the other things, too!
Also, Bella IS a heroine. She was strong MENTALLY. You do not have to be strong physically to be a good character. That's something I think this generation is really forgetting about. There's something to inner-strength, too. And in BD, she was a total badass, so there. Really, having every girl be a fighter is unrealistic. I'd LIKE to be a strong fighter like Katniss, but if I ever got kidnapped or whatever, I couldn't handle myself. It's sad, but true, and such is life. But to hate people because they aren't martial artists is just stupid.
And tbh, I like Bella a lot more than Katniss. Yes, she could be bratty. Yes, she made a lot of mistakes. But she's human. For the most part, I really liked and respected Bella. I could relate to her, and admired that she did the best she could, and always did what she did for her loved ones (and was willing to sacrifice herself for them, and what she knew was right).
My main issues with Katniss stems from the fact that she never speaks to Gale again after the Prim thing, WANTED to have another Hunger Games (even if I get why she did all of this, it still ruined all my respect for the series), and could just be so standoffish and dense! I didn't like how she only wanted to save Peeta in the first book, because she knew people would hate her if she didn't (and yes, I know she was kidding herself with that, but that she could even think that-)...
Look, I don't hate Katniss. And I don't even hate THG (besides how much I hated MJ). I actually still rather like both, but what I'm meaning to show is that Twilight isn't the only thing that has flaws. For as much praise as THG gets, I had a lot of issues with it and Katniss, too. Granted, the story of THG is much greater, I'm not going to lie, but that doesn't mean you have to hate Twilight by comparing it to it! Twilight was NEVER meant to be an epic, or do this well, it's just something weird that happened. There's no business comparing it to HP, HG, ASoIaF, etc. Everyone knows Twilight's story isn't on par with them (even the author), so why people have to do that, and hate on it for something it was never meant to be, IDK.
In the end, I don't care if you dislike Twilight. As I said above, everyone's entitled to their opinions. But I just wish people would stop being so negative and mean all the time. I don't openly insult other things (even here, I tried to be respectful about THG, and admit that I do like it, Katniss, and think it had a great story). I know it's kind of ridiculous asking this on the Internet of all places, but we don't have to be so hateful towards each other. Let's just enjoy what we do, and leave it at that. The world will be a much better place that way.
I'm sorry for this rant, Bleach-Fairy. And you can hide this comment if you want, but I think this was something that needed to be said. It was certainly something I needed to say. Sorry for wasting room on your comment page, and keep up the great work
I agree somewhat (mostly) with you but I just wanted to point one thing out here.
You said Bella was strong mentally, but she cried for five months wasting millions of trees to print those stupid pages reading SEPTEMBER, ECT! Think about those trees! (just saying)
I have to admit, I did read Twilight but I hated every second of it. It took me about 3 weeks to read the whole series (library took a long time to order them in for me). The plot was under/over developed and was never meant to be a great series. The first book was the best written but the rest of the series kept ranting on about Bella's issues. I have a personal opinion but it would take forever to give my point of view.
Talk to me about it, cause it is up for discussion
NM WAS a bit over the top, but think about it this way: Bella never had any confidence, and when Edward left (telling her he never loved her, and never could), it completely destroyed all of it. Add that to the fact her "soul mate" left her (even though I, personally, am really not a fan of that trope), she lost her best friend, a family and life she had chosen, she pretty much thought she was going to be killed by Victoria and there was nothing she could do about it (and the Cullens wouldn't even care), she couldn't talk to anyone because she was still keeping the secret and people would think she was crazy, her friends were crappy, and she was losing Jacob to his shapeshifter-ness (something she had no idea was going on until the end)...
Yeah, I can see with all of that why she went a tad bit insane. I mean, I'm not trying to justify her actions (as they were extreme), but she really did lose a LOT, and people usually forget it was more than Edward that made her like that. "It was like someone had died — like I had died. Because it had been more than just losing the truest of true loves, as if that were not enough to kill anyone. It was also losing a whole future, a whole family — the whole life that I'd chosen..."
Honestly, I feel like Bella gets too much crap for NM. There are other ways that she could have acted, yes, but having gone through Bella's zombie stage myself (after having lost a lot of people I cared about a few years ago), I think she was entitled to react that way. The way she acted was just as real as anyone else's actions would have been. Anyway, I think it has to be something you went through yourself to really get/respect it, and probably why there are so many diverse reactions from fans about the whole thing.
The series is not spectacular at all. The story isn't great, the writing's mediocre at best, but I still enjoyed aspects of it "despite knowing better." The thing is, Twilight was never meant to be anything. It was just an idea the author got from a dream, that they wrote out for themselves and never thought would make it. In fact, the only reason it was published was because of her family's prodding. To that end, it's sort of amazing how much the series took off (despite it being Stephenie's first foray in writing).
And to be fair, I do think one of Stephenie's strength is writing emotion. Not so much other things, but I did get emotionally invested in some of the characters and their histories (like characters like Alice, Carlisle, Leah, Seth), etc. And it did have some nice concepts, considering it was just supposed to be a love story. It's still not a literary masterpiece by any means (really, it's sort of a somewhat comedic, light and easy read), but I can usually at least find something to like in it.
And truthfully, I think people could spend their time hating on things that are much worse. Even a lot of the haters admit they sort of liked Alice and the like, so yeah.
Thanks for discussing with me, and being civil about it, btw. I like bouncing ideas off others, and I wish other fans could be more kind when debating things. Thanks
Hey, you have the essentials right. I also have lost someone very close to me and understand the strain that comes along but you have to strive forward because there is always another day (Lost in the Wind).
I do like Alice because her character seems genuine.
I do not necessarily hate Twilight, but its prolong plotline that just drags on. I just hate when people compare Twilight to Harry Potter and say Twilight is better or the new Harry Potter.