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Twilight vs. Harry Potter
The two biggest teen series are at war once again. I remember a time where both stories peacefully resided together and all was at ease, but with the premiere of Twilight, the first novel in the saga, things started to get a little heated. Twilight and Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince were both scheduled to be released on the same day, but as the day got closer Harry Potter was rescheduled to the summer instead of winter. This aggravated may loyal Potter fans. Twilight, on the other hand, remained the same and got phenomenal reviews.
For all the people who have been living under a rock for the past year, Twilight is about a clumsy, serene, fragile girl named Bella Swan. Bella moves from sunny Arizona to the always wet town of Forks, Washington. There she meets a mysterious boy, Edward Cullen, and falls madly in love with him only to find out that he is a vampire who craves her blood.
Harry Potter on the other hand is about a boy whose parents died when he was just a baby. Left to live with his cruel Uncle, Aunt and cousin, Harry thinks he is nothing special. But on his eleventh birthday he is informed that he is wizard and sets off for Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Once at school he learns that he is “the boy who lived” that meaning he is the only person to have survived the killing curse in the entire world. And to top it all off he must defeat the most evil, powerful, and dark wizard of all time, Lord Voldemort, all while trying to fit in at a school where everyone knows his name, and everyone knows everything about him.
Two very different stories, but still at war with one another. Some people are like me, loving both worlds. But others stick with there book, not giving the other side a chance. So now I ask you. Why can’t Harry Potter and Twilight exist peacefully together?
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I've loved Harry Potter my whole life, and I fell in love with Twilight about two years ago.
They are both incredible series, but I hate it when they are declared "at war."
They're completly different stories. Just because Robert Pattinson stared in both movies doesn't make them the same!
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Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels.
The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes -
the ones who see things differently.
They're not fond of rules and they have no respect for the status quo.
They push the human race forward.
But HP on the other hand, while not quite as glamorous as the romantic Twilight, has good writing, plot twists, a captivating and imaginative theme, and JKR stays true to the characters, finishing the series up with a great finale.
I really, truly do not mean to offend anybody with my railings against Twilight and SM, as an avid HP-er, I feel I need to defend my choice series. But I respect all y'all's opinions, too.
And good article, by the way. I like it.
I probably wouldn't mind Twilight if it weren't for the stupid fan girls. "Lyke omg Twilight is lyke so great. EDWARD IS SO HAWT!!!!1!1!" I mean really...what ever happened to loving literature for its actual WRITING?
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