Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Twilight Zone: Overheard on the DC Metro

A conversation between two late teens/early twenties males, one with dreads and the other with some cool facial hair, both kinda thuggish looking...

Guy #1: Oh man, you know what movie's coming out that I'm looking forward to?
Guy #2: What?
Guy #1: New Moon.
Guy #2: Yeah man, Twilight was awesome.
Guy #1: Yeah.
Guy #2: I liked how she [Stephenie Meyer] kinda changed the vampire lore.
Guy #1: Naw man, she got it all wrong. Her vampires were wrong.
Guy #2: The way she made her vampires makes more sense to me. Like how when they go out in the sun, they don't burn up and die, but you can tell they're different. Their skin is like crushed diamonds.

Really? I mean, I expect this from tween girls. But guys with facial hair who are trying to keep a tough image? On the Metro? Loud enough so that everyone can hear?



  1. Vampire entertainment apparently transcends all cultural lines.

  2. ...or maybe stop judging appearances...*shrug*

  3. Bougie - Yes! Exactly my point. I was surprised and a bit amused to see two young adult males having such a public conversation about Twilight - a supernatural romance geared toward middle/high school females. It just goes to show that you can never judge a book by its cover. The movies are certainly more action oriented and less gushy romance than the book, but I know several manly men who have enjoyed the books as well (though most probably wouldn't talk about it publicly :o) ).

  4. I'm tired of all the "ew Twilight!!" nonsense. Books and movies can be enjoyable for everyone no matter who the official "target" audience is. I wish so many men would let go of the stupid macho yuck-girly-stuff attitude. Teen girls like it so macho men should run other direction to show how macho they are. Barf.

    A bunch of the (MALE!) Marines I worked with plowed through all four Twilight books. I had to wait my turn...haha.

  5. That's hilarious! I don't know what I would have thought of that coversation if I had overheard it. You never know who's reading a book!