Saturday, September 12, 2009
My thoughts on The Vampire Diaries
In the books, Elena is a blonde, popular girl who all the guys want and all the girls wanna be. That annoys me to begin with. Now, let me say, I am only on chapter 2 of The Awakening so I don't know a whole lot about this shiz yet, but who the hell wants to read about a beautiful, popular girl who has a beautiful, otherworldly guy lusting after them? How is that fair? That's what happens in real life. If I wanted to see that shit, I could look out my effing window. I wanna read about the socially awkward, unconventionally attractive, unpopular girl who has a total fucking hottie vampire wanting her blood/body. (Which is reason number 1 why Twilight is way superior to The Vampire Diaries in my eyes.)
So when the books were translated into a show, I was more than a little miffed to find that the heroine is now a brunette. And come on, what's with Stefan and the Ray Bans? Really? Do you think you are fooling us, CW? Oh!!! OHHHH!! And the part when Vicki is the victim of an ANIMAL ATTACK?!?! I laughed out fucking loud on that one! HAHAHA!
And as I'm reading The Awakening, I come across this fucking line: "The sleek black 911 Turbo purred through the parking lot..." And I made that part yellow on purpose. I MEAN COME ON!!!
And rationally, I know that if anyone has ripped anyone off here, it's Stephenie Meyer since L.J. Smith's book was published well over a decade before Steph's. But, I just cannot be mad at Mrs. Meyer. I will always take her side. No matter how many times she is accused of plagiarism...which has been a lot lately.
I honestly don't believe that Stephanie plagiarized anything. But, it is really unusual how a lot of these vampire stories have overlapping shiz. The Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris (aka the books that True Blood is based off of) has alot in common with both of these series' as well. I think the order of these three authors' series are as follows: L.J. Smith's The Vampire Diaries, Charlaine Harris' The Southern Vampire Mysteries, and of course Stephanie Meyer's Twilight saga.
Anywho, I guess there is no one to blame here, considering I really liked the show. But, if I was L.J. Smith I would probably be a little pissed that Steph's work blew up in the past year...before mine had a chance to hit it big. And to the uninformed it would look like L.J. is the copycat. There are plenty of squeeing fangirls to share, I guess since this whole vampire thing is exploding right now. Which is a whole other topic to explore. (I have been a vamp fan since the wee days of Buffy, BTW. *puffs up chest*)